Today we begin a regular new column that celebrates our industry’s many acts of kindness, from charity campaigns to CSR projects on all levels. It will feature the good news stories that often get overlooked but which are an essential part of our industry’s fabric.
INDIA. For 27 young cancer patients in the city, aged between 8 and 14, it was the trip of a lifetime when they were taken onboard a special aircraft from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. For each one of them, it was their first-ever flight.
“We are privileged to support this effort to bring cheer to these extraordinarily brave children” – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport spokesperson
The Star Air Flight, chartered by Air Charter Service India (ACS) and sponsored by the All India Mahila Empowerment Party, through the Cancer Patient Aid Association, flew the excited young passengers into the airspace surrounding Mumbai’s international gateway.
The flight was onlypart of the overall exciting experience. Accompanied by their family and friends, the children were hosted by ACS at the airport’s Terminal 1 and given surprise gifts and refreshments before their first flight.
More gifts awaited them upon their return, including a Plant Your Own Garden set that encourages young children to interact more with nature and develop their green thumbs.
“Ensuring a memorable travel experience for passengers has always been at the core of CSMIA Mumbai’s operations,” said a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport spokesperson.
“And when the passengers are special children, we simply had to go all out to ensure that they had a great time before and after their first flight. This programme is in line with our Growth with Goodness philosophy and we are privileged to support this effort to bring cheer to these extraordinarily brave children.”
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