Saturday, June 26, 2021

AIE flight from Maldives to Trichy gets water salute

Trichy: The maiden flight from Male (Maldives) to Trichy, operated by Air India Express (AIE) as part of the Vande Bharat Mission, was given a grand water canon salute as it touched down with 146 passengers at the international airport here on Thursday. The airport authorities welcomed the passengers and the flight crew with bouquets.

With this service, Trichy airport added yet another international destination. Aviation experts have said that the service must be regularised.

Maldives has restricted the arrival of Indians due to Covid, due to which AIE could not operate flight services. But, it could bring passengers from Maldives. The flight went to Male carrying six tonnes of cargo and returned with 146 passengers.

26/06/21 Sampath Kumar/Times of India

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