Tuesday , 26 October 2021

Indian boy makes Lufthansa’s first in-flight ‘announcement by a kid’

Yashas Dassani, the nine-years old boy from Mumbai, who won the global ‘Your Announcement Contest‘ sponsored by German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa, made his first live announcement aboard a flight. Dassani performed the announcement as a Lufthansa cabin crew on-board flight LH756 from Franfurt to his home-town, Mumbai, in front of over 350 passengers.

Prior to his flight, young Yashas Dassani, also visited Lufthansa`s crew premises at Frankfurt airport where he received his own flight attendant uniform, along with a briefing by a Lufthansa pilot who explained to Yashas how the crew prepares a long-haul flight and invited him to have a closer look at a Boeing 747-400.

Yashas was on his way back from a trip through several European countries as he had also won flight tickets to a European Lufthansa destination of his choice for himself and his parents.

This first-of-its-kind exciting online competition by Lufthansa Passenger Airlines was launched in early 2016. The contest had received 250-plus registrations from children aged between six to ten years from nine countries across the world. A jury comprising of Lufthansa experts short-listed the 15 of the most imaginative on-board announcements from the videos received. The winning video was determined through an on-line public poll.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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