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Vistara Celebrates The 90th Anniversary Of JRD Tata’s First Flight With #RunwayToDreams

Delhi, 15 October 2022: Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, commemorated the first flight piloted by Late Sh. JRD Tata by enabling 12 children to set off on their #RunwayToDreams. The airline, in collaboration with its NGO partner – Smile Foundation, hosted these children on a special, fun-filled day trip to Amritsar to experience the joy of travelling, and fuel hope for a brighter future. (Click here to watch the video)

The day trip started with a specially curated experience on board Vistara where they were familiarised with airport functions and introduced to airline systems and processes. This was followed by felicitation with customised mementos and a delightful tour of the Taj Swarna, Amritsar. #RunwayToDreams is an initiative under Vistara’s CSR program – Book Your Future, that provides access to educational resources, books and learning interventions for holistic development of children.

Corporate Social Responsibility is deeply rooted in Vistara’s culture, as the airline strives to take the legacy forward of its parent brands, Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. The airline, since inception, has been committed towards positively impacting local communities in which it operates. Vistara’s CSR focus areas include but are not limited to enabling education and well-being for children, boosting entrepreneurship and employability through skill-led programmes for the youth and women in particular, and minimising the negative impact on our environment. Over the last two years, the airline has undertaken multiple initiatives around supporting education for children including storytelling to orient children to the world of aviation, while supporting them with educational books and resources. Vistara also stepped up during the pandemic with its flagship disaster relief program- Vistara Wellness Initiative to support adversely affected local communities across the country by distributing nutrition and hygiene essentials. Since FY 21, Vistara has supported 40,000 + lives in need by distributing over 350,000 food and sanitation essentials.

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