Saturday, September 01, 2018

Vistara Retrojet: See how full-service air carrier takes retro route to pay tribute to JRD Tata

Full-service carrier Vistara has turned retro. The TATA-Singapore Airlines joint venture on Saturday launched retro-themed VT-ATV aircraft (its 22nd aircraft) in order to pay tribute to JRD Tata, the founder of Tata Airlines and the country’s first commercial pilot. The airline unveiled VT-ATV, a special livery painted in retro color scheme, similar to that on the 1940s Tata Airlines DC-3 aircraft today. “The moment is finally here. Presenting VT-ATV, a special livery painted in retro color scheme, similar to that on the 1940s Tata Airlines DC-3 aircraft,” Vistara tweeted today.

Vistara also shared pictures of its cabin crew in classic retro uniform to pay tribute to JRD Tata. “Our flagship flights will also consist of a special menu with some of J.R.D Tata’s favorite dishes to tie the experience together,” company also tweeted.

Vistara CEO Leslie Thng said the retro-livery is a tribute to JRD Tata as well as celebrate 150 years of Tatas. “The livery recreates the one used in the 1940s by Tata Air Lines, India’s very first airline that was founded by JRD Tata. The aircraft also bears the registration VT-ATV that was originally used by a Tata Air Lines DC-3 aircraft,” Vistara said.

The A320 neo aircraft would make its first flight from the national capital to Mumbai on September 5, according to the airline.
01/09/18 Financial Express

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