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Airline’s 1M passenger given free flights for life after boarding plane

Airline’s 1M passenger given free flights for life after boarding plane

A lifetime of free flights was a surprise offered by low-cost Icelandic airline PLAY to its one-millionth customer. On February 17, 2023, Ikechi Chima Apakama, the lucky traveller, was flying from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport. Prosecco, cakes, and gift bags were given to every passenger on the flight.

The airline promised free flights for the rest of their lives to the lucky millionth passenger. IKechi was approached by staff who informed him that he had won the award after the plane touched down in Iceland.

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Ikechi received a coat and headgear from Cintamani, a renowned Icelandic brand, in addition to free PLAY flights for life. Following the surprise, IKechi and his two friends were driven off in a Cadillac filled with goodies and gifts that they could use to enjoy playing sports while on vacation.

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PLAY CEO Birgir Jónsson said, “I want to congratulate each of the one million guests who decided to travel with PLAY and the PLAY team for delivering our award-winning service. “For a startup airline that was just 18 months ago dealing with a global epidemic and extraordinary travel restrictions, reaching one million passengers is a remarkable milestone.

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He is an aviation journalist and the founder of Jetline Marvel. Dawal gained a comprehensive understanding of the commercial aviation industry.  He has worked in a range of roles for more than 9 years in the aviation and aerospace industry. He has written more than 1700 articles in the aerospace industry. When he was 19 years old, he received a national award for his general innovations and holds the patent. He completed two postgraduate degrees simultaneously, one in Aerospace and the other in Management. Additionally, he authored nearly six textbooks on aviation and aerospace tailored for students in various educational institutions. jetlinem4(at)gmail.com

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