India-Maldives clocks 46 years of air service, Air India flight gets water cannon salute

“Transport Bubbles” are temporary pacts between two countries for resuming commercial passenger assistance while regular international flight suspension proceeds.

Air India’s flight AI-267 was introduced with a water cannon salute as it arrived at Male airport on Monday. The salute was to observe 46 years of air service between India and the Maldives. Air India dropped a short video of water salute on Twitter.

“#Fly AI: AI-267 was welcomed with a water cannon salute as it landed at Male airport #MACLmedia today to commemorate 46 years of air service between India and Maldives,” it wrote in its tweet.

 

Air India further announced that it operated its primary flight from Trivandrum to Male in February 1976.

Amid the Covid epidemic, the air bubble agreement between India and the Maldives resumes. “Transport Bubbles” are temporary pacts between two countries for resuming commercial passenger assistance while regular international flight suspension proceeds.

Recently, the Air India pilot received plaudits online for deftly dealing with Boeing 787 Dreamliner amidst Storm Eunice in the UK. The video dropped by Big Jet TV has been shared widely online. “Looks like he has got it. Winds are gusting. Yeah, very skilled Indian pilot there,” the announcer was heard announcing in the clip.

Air India last month formally became a fraction of Tata Group, which was its actual founder. The government formally assigned the airline to Tata Group on January 27.

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