New Delhi: In a bid to support social outreach initiatives, IndiGo, India’s leading carrier supported by Isha Outreach, carried 41 tribal people from the foothills of Veliangiri, Coimbatore on their maiden flight to Chennai today via IndiGo flight 6E 238 .
The group was greeted at the airport by IndiGo staff with a special welcome message in Tamil on board the flight piloted by Captain Pradeep Balasubramanian.
The entrepreneurs were supported by IndiGo’s ground staff and cabin crew to ensure a hassle-free flight from Coimbatore to Chennai. The group and the entire village were extremely excited to fly with India’s most loved and trusted airline IndiGo.
Captain Ashim Mitra, Senior Vice President: Flight Operations, IndiGo, said, “We are delighted to support this enterprising group on their maiden flight, enabling an unforgettable and hassle-free journey. We hope that this trip and others in the future will help expand the commercial opportunities for their businesses with improved accessibility. We hope to continue to be their choice in the future.”
This enthusiastic group of people are forest dwellers-turned-entrepreneurs whose lives have been transformed since 2017 following the unveiling of the 112-feet tall Adiyogi by the Honorable Prime Minister, which has set in motion their entrepreneurial journey as food stall owners near the iconic presence of Adiyogi at Isha Yoga Center. These travelers will be guided and accompanied by two Isha Foundation brahmacharis (or monks) during this journey. As part of this visit and excursion, they will visit several places in Chennai both for work and leisure.