Hyderabad: AirAsia India on Saturday 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.
Mr 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