AirAsia India unveils aircraft with JRD Tata livery

PTI
Published Mar 21, 2015, 10:12 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 2:37 pm IST
The aircraft has been christened as 'The Pioneer'
The aircraft has been christened as 'The Pioneer'
 The aircraft has been christened as 'The Pioneer'

Hyderabad: AirAsia India on March 21 unveiled its fourth aircraft with a livery dedicated to JRD Tata as a mark  of respect to the pioneer of civil aviation in the Indian sub-continent. The aircraft has been christened as 'The Pioneer'.  

The livery of AirAsia India's fourth aircraft dons an image of JRD Tata with a Puss Moth, the aircraft he flew on October 15, 1932, leading to the birth of Tata Airlines and starting civil aviation in the sub-continent. The unveiling was done by Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia India, Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia, S Ramadorai, Non-Executive Chairman of    AirAsia India, and Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, at GMR Aero Technic MRO Hanger, here said Chandilya . 

 

 We wanted to celebrate the growth of AirAsia India by honouring the man without whom flying would  have been impossible in India. The Tata group has shaped Indian aviation to a great extent and has been a huge support to the AirAsia India team as well." At present, AirAsia India has Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Pune in its destination network. 

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