The first international flight arrived in the capital of Bahia at dawn on Thursday (3), after five months of suspension of landings at Salvador International Airport due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The aircraft left Lisbon, in Portugal. The entry of foreigners in Brazil is free. When it landed in Bahia, the plane went through a type of “baptism”, which is an aviation tradition in which firefighters throw jets of water to form an arc, in allusion to the Arc de Triomphe.
The ceremony takes place when a flight takes place for the first time, or when a different model of aircraft lands for the first time at an airport. The water used for baptism was reused from the air terminal itself.