New Delhi, Aug 23: Low-cost airlines SpiceJet announced on Friday boxer Vijender Kumar can fly for life in their domestic flights in recognition of his historic feat of winning a bronze in Beijing Olympics.
Vijender became the first ever Indian to win an Olympic medal, a bronze in 75kg category in Beijing Olympics.
The airlines has earlier honoured Abhinav Bindra and Sushil Kumar with the same offers after their gold (in shooting) and bronze (in wrestling) winning feats respectively.
Vijender can now travel free on SpiceJet's domestic network all his life, SpiceJet Chief Commercial Officer Samyukth Sridharan said in a release.
"We are delighted to welcome Vijender into our family of SpiceJetters by offering him unlimited free personal travel for life along with Abhinav Bindra and Sushil Kumar. Sportsmen like Vijender Kumar, Sushil Kumar and Abhinav Bindra have made us proud and will help more people to focus on their dream," Sridharan said.