Air India Express, an international budget airline subsidiary of Air India, on January 24 announced it will be launching a new tail art developed at the Kochi Muziris Biennale on January 26, India's74th Republic Day. It will be installed on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
An original painting by artist GS Smitha has been adapted into a 25-foot-long tail art by the Kochi Biennale Foundation. The tail art will be unveiled at a hangar of Air India Engineering Services Limited situated at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
The Air India Express, has, over the years featured distinctive art on the tails of their aircraft-- a lot of them depicting India's rich culture and heritage. The unveiling will be attended by P. A. Mohammed Riyas, Minister of Public Works and Tourism, Kerala, Aloke Singh, CEO of Air India Express and President of Air Asia India, and Bose Krishnamachari, President of Kochi Biennale Foundation.
Air India and Air India Express are the official travel partners for the Kochi Muziris Biennale, Asia’s largest contemporary art festival, which began in December 2022 and will go on till April 2023. Air India Express is India’s first international budget airline.