The first batch of the Sultanate’s Haj intending pilgrims left for Saudi Arabia by Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) Flight BI4201 at 11.22am on Wednesday. Families and friends gathered at the Brunei International Airport to send off the pilgrims, expected to arrive in Madinah at 3.30pm local time.
The first batch comprised 248 pilgrims registered under Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd (DHSB), Straits Central Agencies (B) Sdn Bhd (SCA) and Al-Hijrah Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd Haj packages.
Of the total, 168 comprised of 85 males and 83 females registered under DHSB; 67 (27 males and 40 females) under SCA and 13 (five males and eight females) under Al-Hijrah. Accompanying the first batch of pilgrims were seven officers from the Haj Affairs Medical Office and officers from the Haj package providers.
More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin