Chennai: On the occasion of Children’s Day, Indigo airlines, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and the Airports Authority of India took 48 underprivileged children on an Indigo flight on Wednesday morning.
A “dream flying” ATR aircraft was specially arranged to fly students on board on the occasion of Children’s Day.
Forty-eight government school students from Meenambakkam, Polichalur and Crown bazaar were taken to fly on the aircraft by a special flight “Dream flying” part of IndiGoReach initiative.
The students were dressed in IndiGo blue coloured T-shirts and there was a cake cutting ceremony, as a special surprise for kids at the Chennai airport. Special gifts such as books and notes were also given to students.
Actor Sathish, senior vice president of Indigo Airlines Ashim Mishra, Airports Authority of India Director G.Chandra Mouli and GM of Indian Oil Corporation accompanied the children on the dream flight.
The aircraft boarded at around 9 am on Wednesday and flew for more than an hour. It travelled to Chidambaram, Puducherry and Tiruchy and landed at Chennai international airport at around 10. 30 am.
Senior vice president of Indigo Airlines, Ashim Mishra said, “We flew an ATR aircraft this morning from Chennai with 48 underprivileged kids to give them a memorable flying experience. Creating these special moments became even more fulfilling when we saw these kids getting thrilled over an aircraft taking off and landing back at the airport. We thank all our colleagues, members from the Airport Authority of India, Indian Oil and Ola who joined us in making this Children’s Day celebrations special.”
Speaking to the press, one of the students said, “This is the most memorable moment in my life. I never thought I would fly in an aircraft.”...