NEW DELHI, Dec 30: Within hours of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Maharshi Valmiki airport, named after the author of the epic “Ramayana,” the Ayodhya airport received its first flight on Saturday. An IndiGo flight which took off from Delhi landed in Ayodhya heralding the start of the airport in the Ram Mandir town.
The captain of the flight made a special announcement and welcomed passengers before the take-off. Ashutosh Shekhar, the captain of the flight said, “It’s a matter of pride for me that IndiGo has given me the command of this important flight. It’s a matter of joy for IndiGo and us. We hope your journey with us is safe and sound.” He also introduced his co-pilot and cabin in-charge to the passengers and ended the announcement with “Jai Shree Ram” followed by passengers also joining him.
The passengers and staff at the airport cut a cake before the flight took off. Passengers also carried saffron flags while boarding the plane.