IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) will celebrate the inaugural flight of Allegiant Airlines from IDA to Portland (PDX) with a traditional “water salute” on Friday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m.
A water salute is a traditional aviation ceremony to welcome a new flight. The salute consists of fire fighting vehicles shooting arches of water over an aircraft as it taxis along the runway near the terminal. Passengers on the flight will also receive a bag with several celebratory “goodies” celebrating the inaugural flight to the new destination.
“This is a very exciting day for Idaho Falls as we celebrate a new flight that will open up a new segment of travel,” Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper said. “For the traveler, it means the start of a new era of travel options….