Mr. Kanjiram Jitender (red shirt) and his family were greeted
by Mr. John Abraham, Air Costa’s VP of Sales, Mr. B. Ankesh, the airline’s VP
of Airport Services, and Mr. Pramod Mitta, Manager of Media and Corporate
Just 21 months
since its first revenue flight, Air Costa of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, has
carried its one millionth “Happy Flyer” passenger. The distinction was given to Mr. Kanjiram
Jitender who checked in with his family at Bengaluru Airport for an Air Costa
flight to Hyderabad on June 29, 2015. Mr.
Jitender received a giant boarding pass and a gift and posed for photos with
representatives of the airline.
Cabin crew and
customer service staff throughout the network commemorated the milestone by
wearing buttons on their uniforms.
Although Mr. Jitender was officially celebrated as the lucky passenger,
Air Costa used the day to recognize all its customers that helped contribute to
the one million happy flyers milestone. Captain
K. N. Babu, Air Costa’s CEO, issued a statement thanking them “for making us
what we are today.” He added, “We
are excited on achieving the first milestone of flying one million passengers
and firmly believe (we will) achieve greater success moving forward.”
Air Costa started revenue service on October 14,
2013 with two E-Jets. Today, the airline
has a fleet of two E170s and two E190s that serve nine cities: Vijayawada,
Jaipur, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirupati and Visakhapatnam.