5-year-old boy flies alone to Bengaluru from Delhi


BENGALURU: After domestic flight services resumed operation from Monday after two months owing to the lockdown induced by the COVID-19 pandemic a five-year-old boy travelled alone from Delhi to meet his mother in Bengaluru after three months.

Bearing a “special category” ticket, the boy Vihaan Sharma met his mother after three months at the Kempegowda International Airport, ANI reported.

Vivan Sharma went on a small holiday to Delhi to visit his grandparents in February. However, that vacation got prolonged as a coronavirus lockdown was imposed pan India in March.

The child’s mother who came to receive her son said, “My 5-year-old son has travelled alone from Delhi. He has come back to Bengaluru after 3 months.”

As soon as the government gave its green signal to operate domestic flights from May 25, his grandparents put him on the first flight out of Delhi heading to Bengaluru. The airline staff took care of the child very well and the family reunited on Monday morning in Bengaluru.