SunstarTV Bureau: President Ram Nath Kovind boards the Air India One- B777 aircraft for inaugural flight to Chennai along with wife Savita Kovind, today.
The President will be visiting Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh to offer prayers at the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, informed the sources.
President Kovind boards the Air India One- B777 aircraft for inaugural flight to Chennai. The President will be visiting Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh to offer prayers at the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. pic.twitter.com/R4hqJQnhTF
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This is the first flight of the Air India One-B777 aircraft with the head of State on board. The aircraft is fuel efficient and has a longer range than the B747-400 that are deployed for similar VVIP operations,” the statement said.
The aircraft has state-of-the-art interiors with reduced noise levels, it added.
Air India One is the call sign for the VVIP aircraft used by the president, vice president and prime minister.
On the occasion of the inaugural flight of Air India One-B777 the President commended the pilots,crew members and the entire team of Air India and the Indian Air Force for operating the state-of-the-art aircraft and faciliting VVIP movements within the country and on state visits abroad.