As airlines finally resumed operations after two whole months, on May 25, a five-year-old boy took a flight from Delhi to Bengaluru all by himself, and reunited with his mother after three whole months, as he carried a ‘special category’ placard.
“My five-year-old son Vihaan has travelled alone from Delhi, he has come back to Bengaluru after three months”, his mother Manjeesh Sharma told news agency ANI.
“Welcome home, Vihaan! #BLRairport is constantly working towards enabling the safe return of all our passengers”, tweeted the Kempegowda International Airport’s official Twitter handle, that also shared pictures of Vihaan reuniting with his mother!
Welcome home, Vihaan! #BLRairport is constantly working towards enabling the safe return of all our passengers. https://t.co/WJghN5wsKw
— BLR Airport (@BLRAirport) May 25, 2020
Vihaan had gone to Delhi to visit his grandparents in February, post which he couldn’t return to Bengaluru as a nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24, in wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Flight operations have now resumed after what Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said was “a long day of hard negotiations” on Sunday.