The passengers were in a for a surprise when they received a floral welcome at the city airport, Bajpe and KSRTC bus stand, Bejai. The gesture was planned as part of World Tourism Day by the Mangalore Association of Travel Agents in association with the department of tourism here on Monday September 27.
In a specially organized programme, all the air passengers who landed at Mangalore Airport on Monday were welcomed with flowers and greetings. Higher education minister V S Acharya and Moodbidri MLA Abhaychandra Jain extended a floral welcome to the passengers of Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airline flight that landed at Mangalore Airport at around 8:30 am.
Abhaychandra Jain formally inaugurated the programme. Later, Jain and Acharya flew to Bangalore through a special flight. Airport director M R Vasudev, general manager of Hotel Gold Finch S M Das, Pilikula Nisargadhama executive director J R Lobo, Louis Pinto and Roshan Pinto were among those present. Daijiworld