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Mihin Lanka supports retired senior citizen to fulfill holy pilgrimage to Bodhgaya


Thursday 6th February 2013. Colombo: Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s low cost carrier, operates convenient and affordable flights to Buddhist sacred sites, Bodhgaya, Varanasi, every week.

 

A pilgrim, the Former Director of Education (Retired Teacher) and Consultant Education Social & Community Animation and Chairman School of Education and Training (PVT) Ltd., Mrs. Weliwatta describes his experience on flying Mihin Lanka on a pilgrimage: “I went on a pilgrimage with 13 other teachers on Mihin Lanka and it was  a great experience. So, I decided to make another trip with my husband. What we appreciate most is the installment scheme that Mihin has introduced. This is a good scheme and helps retired people like us enjoy our retirement in a very purposeful way. As far as we know there is no other airline that has introduced such a convenient payment scheme. We know many retired teachers are using this service amongst the association of retired teachers to which we belong. We consider this a great welfare service to the pensioners in our country. “

 

On his part, Mr. Weliwatta commented on the personalized service given to them from the time they made the booking and the help they received in the documentation process. “As pensioners, this service is of great relief to us as it is not possible for us to run around to complete the documentation at our age. The assistant at both airports was a service beyond expectation. For a low cost airline they really go out of the way to make you feel comfortable and assisted,” he added.

 

The retired teacher was especially struck by the on-time flights, without delays on either departure from Colombo or departure from Gaya, and noted that this is an important factor for the elderly. “We observed that the crew took special care of elderly and sick passengers and also made us feel comfortable. We are very happy with the many benefits we got from Mihin Lanka which although a low cost airline, offers a complimentary meal and free baggage allowance,” said Mrs. Weliwatta.

 

In conclusion Mr. Weliwatta had this to say: “Mihin Lanka is a monument in the minds of the people and the airline will be blessed for carrying so many devotees to this great Buddhist place of worship. A remarkable gesture by Mihin is presenting all passengers who fly with Mihin a complimentary Pirith book. This helps to know the airline blends with the spirit of Gaya and Varanasi. Mihin Lanka is the ambassador for our country to Gaya and Varanasi by carrying so many pilgrims to this holy place, is performing a notable service.”

 

Currently flying to 10 destinations in the region, including The Seychelles, Bahrain, Dubai, Sharja Gaya, Varnasi, Madurai, Dhaka,  Jakarta and Medan, Mihin Lanka, with its modern Airbus Fleet is fully geared to go beyond.  Passengers onboard Mihin Lanka can also enjoy, upgraded meals, kids meals, duty free items for sale and Inflight entertainment and much more benefits.

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