Thursday, November 14, 2019

On Children’s Day, Spice Jet takes 118 cancer patients on a ‘joy-flight’

As the nation celebrates ‘Children’s Day’, SpiceJet took undertook a special initiative – Sapnon ki Udaan (a flight of dreams) – a day-long carnival with 118 underprivileged children and adult patients battling cancer.

The initiative was supported by CanSupport, an NGO that runs India’s largest free home-based palliative care programme for cancer patients and their families. This ‘joy-flight’ included children aged between six to 20 years. Most of them had never travelled by air before and wished to ‘fly in a plane’.

A SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft was especially designated to take these patients on the ‘joy-flight’ which included 60 children and 58 adults. SpiceJet flew with the patients along with their guardians on a sortie from New Delhi airport. With a total of 146 passengers on-board, the aircraft flew over the city of Delhi for about an hour.

After landing at the Delhi airport, these patients were escorted to a hotel near Delhi Aerocity for a buffet dinner and fun activities for them to enjoy. The menu was especially curated taking into account all dietary restrictions.
14/11/19 Akanksha Maker/Business Traveller
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