Go First and Star Air have announced free air travel for medalists who have brought laurels to the country at the Olympics. GoFirst, formerly known as GoAir, will offer this service for 5 years.
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in javelin throw.
The industry on Sunday announced separate awards for Indian sportspersons who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics. Airline companies GoFirst (GoAir) and Star Air have offered free air services to all the six Indian players who won medals in individual events and the team that won bronze medals in men’s hockey.
GoFirst has announced free tickets for five years for these players and Star Air, the regional airline company that provides airlines between 13 cities of the country, has announced free tickets for life. These players include Neeraj Chopra (javelin throw-gold medal), Ravi Kumar Dahiya (wrestling-silver), Mirabai Chanu (weightlifting-silver), Lovlina Borgohain (boxing-bronze), PV Sindhu (badminton-bronze), Bajrang Punia (wrestling-bronze). Wrestling-Bronze), and the Indian Hockey team.
Earlier on Saturday, after Chopra won the gold medal, top airline IndiGo had announced unlimited free tickets for one year to her.
Star Air congratulates all the Indian Olympic Champions of Tokyo 2020. @neeraj_chopra1 @BajrangPunia @mirabai_chanu @ravidahiya60 @TheHockeyIndia @pvsindhu1 @LovlinaBorgohai #OfficialStarAir #WeCare #ConnectingRealIndia #FlyNonStop #FlyWithStarAir #SGGRising pic.twitter.com/SqyAFd7y4M
— Star Air (@OfficialStarAir) August 8, 2021
Education technology company Byju’s also announced a cash prize of Rs 2 crore to Neeraj Chopra and Rs 1 crore each to all the other medal winners. The company said in a statement, “Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020-21, the achievements and outstanding performances of India’s sports heroes have been exceptional.”
A token of appreciation for those who brought us glory at #Olympics2021. We are happy to offer free travel on our network for 5 years to all medal winners. #Tokyo2020 #GoFirst @mirabai_chanu @pvsindhu1 @LovlinaBorgohai @BajrangPunia @Neeraj_chopra1 #RaviDahiya @TheHockeyIndia
— GO FIRST (@GoFirstairways) August 8, 2021