Hajj pilgrimage airfare fixed at Tk 130000

The airfare for the hajj pilgrims this year has been fixed at US$ 1,575 or around Tk 1.3 lakh each while the government is going to fix the lowest price of the total hajj package next week.

Civil aviation and tourism ministry approved the fare yesterday, said a circular issued by the ministry\’s Senior Assistant Secretary Md Abdur Rashid.

Based on the exchange rate of the US dollars during the issuance of ticket, the fare on Dhaka-Jeddah and Madina-Dhaka routes will be fixed in taka, according to the circular.

The airfare will be applicable for both Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Saudi Airlines, officials of the national carriers of Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia told The Daily Star.

Last year, airfare set for a hajj pilgrim was around US $ 1,550, said Habibullah Bahar, immediate past president of Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh.

Sources at the religious affairs ministry said the cabinet may approve the lowest rate of this year\’s hajj package next week.

In the last year, the lowest price of the hajj package was fixed at Tk 3.21 lakh.

This year, a total of around 1.27 lakh Bangladeshis will get the opportunity to perform hajj. Of them, 7,198 are set to perform hajj under the government management and the rest under private management, the sources added

Aviation News

সম্পাদক: তারেক এম হাসান
যোগাযোগ: জোবায়ের অভি, ঢাকা, ফোন +৮৮ ০১৬৮৪৯৬৭৫০৪
ই-মেইল: jobayerovi@gmail.com
যুক্তরাস্ট্র অফিস
ইউএসএ সম্পাদক: মো. শহীদুল ইসলাম
৭১-২০, ৩৫ অ্যাভিনিউ, জ্যাকসন হাইটস, নিউইয়র্ক ১১৩৭২
মোবাইল: +১ (২১২) ২০৩-৯০১৩, +১ (২১২) ৪৭০-২৩০৩
ইমেইল: dutimoy@gmail.com
এডিটর ইন চিফ : মুজিবুর আর মাসুদ ইমেইল: muzibny@gmail.com
©সর্বস্বত্ব স্বত্বাধিকার সংরক্ষিত এভিয়েশন নিউজবিডি.কম ২০১৪-২০১৬