Water Cannon Salute To Air India Plane Upon Maldives Landing. Here's Why

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22 February, 2022

The national airline of India, Air India celebrates 46 years of voyages to the Maldives. On 21st February 2022, an Air India flight to the Maldives was welcomed at Male airport with a customary water cannon salute on Monday to commemorate 46 years of air service between India and the Maldives.

A video shared by Air India showed its flight AI-267 being welcomed at Male airport. It showed the plane taxiing through two water cannons forming an arch. Air India flew its first plane to Male from Trivandrum (now Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala, in February 1976.

The caption read, “AI-267 was welcomed with a water canon salute as it landed at Male airport #MACLmedia today to commemorate 46 years of air service between India & Maldives.”

A water cannon salute is a mark of respect. Within a couple of hours of being shared, the clip was viewed over 3,000 times.

In January 2022, after almost 7 decades, Tata Group regained control over the airlines. The Tata group officially took over Air India from the government on January 27. “We are totally delighted to have Air India back at the Tata group and are committed to making this a world-class airline,” Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran had said then.

A few days later, Air India also shared a welcome message for its passengers by Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons. In the pre-recorded message, Mr Tata was heard saying, “The Tata Group welcomes Air India's new customers and is excited to work together to make Air India the airline of choice in terms of passenger comfort and service.”

CommentsRecently, two Air India pilots received a lot of praise for their skill and expertise as they successfully landed a Boeing Dreamliner aircraft at London's Heathrow airport amid the raging storm Eunice. Big Jet TV, a YouTube channel that live streams aircraft landings and take-offs, praised the Indian pilots. “Very skilled Indian pilot there,” said the commentator.

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