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Vistara to recreate Tata Air Services’ historic flight to Mumbai via Ahmedabad on October 15, 2018

"TATA SIA Airlines" retro livery - delivered on August 30, 2018

Vistara tomorrow (October 15) will recreate the historic first flight of TATA Air Services with a special flight (UK 1) between Delhi and Mumbai via Ahmedabad with its retroject VT-ATV.


According to the airline, October 15, 2018 marks the 86th Anniversary of the launch of TATA Air Services, India’s very first airline.

The historic Douglas DC-3 aircraft with the registration of VT-ATV first flight flew from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad.

The airline made this announcement:

Vistara unveiled its 22nd aircraft on September 1, 2018, an Airbus A320neo (pictured) with an extraordinary retro-livery (paint scheme) that is the first of its kind in India, along with a historic aircraft registration number.

The iconic retrojet took its first flight on September 5, complemented with retro-uniform and a special menu that tied the experience together perfectly. The grand livery has received a host of praises and has left all our customers and staff speechless!

This special day marks the 86th anniversary of the launch of Tata Air Services, India’s very first airline. Piloted by JRD Tata himself, the first flight flew from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad and, Vistara Retrojet will be recreating the historic flight by operating from Delhi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad for the first time ever!

Please find the flight schedule for VT-ATV for October 15, 2018:

Flight No. Origin Departure Time Destination Arrival Time
UK 1 Delhi 07:45 Ahmedabad 09:10
UK 1 Ahmedabad 09:55 Mumbai 11:10
UK 960 Mumbai 11:50 Delhi 14:10
UK 817 Delhi 16:05 Bengaluru 18:50
UK 818 Bengaluru 19:40 Delhi 22:20

Relive the golden days of flying aboard the VT-ATV with special retro-uniform for select cabin crew, inspired by the 1950s and 60s. The flight will also feature a menu with JRD Tata’s favourite dishes, as remembered by senior chefs at Taj Hotels. It includes Cheddar Cheese and Onion Omelette, Crêpe au Champignon, Meat Medley, Waldorf Salad, Minestrone Soup, Herb Roast Chicken, Goan Prawn Curry and Crème Caramel.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Vistara): Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWIN (VT-ATV) (msn 8326) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943126.

Vistara aircraft slide show:

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Vistara revisits the past with a retro jet and retro crew uniforms

"TATA SIA Airlines" retro livery - delivered on August 30, 2018

Vistara Airlines on September 1, 2018 formally unveiled the retro livery on its new Airbus A320 VT-ATV. The pictured VT-ATV was handed over to the airline on August 30, 2018.

The airline made the announcement on social media:

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.

The airline also showcased classic retro uniforms:

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.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Vistara): Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWIN (VT-ATV) (msn 8326) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943126.

Vistara aircraft slide show: