Hyderabad | AirAsia India today 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 Indias 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.
Chandilya said: 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.