First group of pilgrims arrives

August 27, 2014

The first group of pilgrims arrived at Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport this morning for 2014 Hajj season.  Air India flight arrived from Kolkata (Calcutta) with 235 pilgrims.  India is expected to send over 136,000 pilgrims this year.  A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight became the first Hajj flight to arrive at King Abdulaaziz International Airport’s Haj Terminal in Jeddah today with 420 pilgrams.  Bangladesh is expected to about 100,000 pilgrims this year.  A medical team comprising 200 medics and paramedics has already arrived to assist the Bangladesh pilgrims.

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