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President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Chennai on inaugural flight of Air India One-B777

President Ram Nath Kovind with the crew members of Air India One –B777 and IAF officials on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Amid heavy rain in the city, President Ram Nath Kovind arrived at the Chennai airport on Tuesday morning in Air India One-B777. This is the maiden flight for Air India One-B777 and it landed in Chennai from Delhi around 9.15 a.m. With state-of-the art interiors and very less noise levels, the aircraft, which is fuel efficient, has a longer range over the B747-400 which are usually used during VVIP operations, according to a press release from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind before boarding the Air India One – B777 aircraft for the inaugural flight to Chennai, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind before boarding the Air India One – B777 aircraft for the inaugural flight to Chennai, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

 

“On the occasion of inaugural flight of Air India One – B777, President Kovind commended the pilots, crew members and the entire team of the Air India and the Indian Air Force for operating the state-of-the-art aircraft and facilitating VVIP movements within India and on state visits abroad,” the release said. He left for Tirupati around 10.15 a.m. to visit the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

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