The official Twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan said the President boarded the Air India One- B777 aircraft. The first lady of India Savita Kovind accompanied him.
According to the statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan, this is the first flight of the Air India One-B777 aircraft with the head of State on board, which has a longer range than B747-400.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan in its tweet said that the Honorable President commended the pilots, crew members, and the members of Air India for operating the state-of-the-art aircraft.
‘The President commends the pilots, crew members and the entire team of @airindiain and @IAF_MCC for operating the state-of-the-art aircrafts and facilitating VVIP movements within India and on state visits abroad,’ the tweet read.
The Union government of India has ordered Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) or VVIP aircraft ‘Air India One’. to fly Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and other senior dignitaries of the country.