“Vistara is the name of the joint venture between India’s Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. The new carrier, announced in 2013, will be a full-service airline based in New Delhi. The two companies will initially invest a combined US$100 million to start the carrier, with Tata Sons owning 51 per cent and Singapore Airlines (SIA) owing the remaining 49 per cent. Vistara will operate mainly on trunk routes, focussing on the northern part of the country. The airline will have 87 weekly flights linking its hub in Delhi to Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jammu, Srinagar, Patna and Chandigarh.” (Wikipedia)
Vistara is derived from vistaar means 'infinite expanse' in Sanskrit. It is the perfect cue for an airline that will push back the boundaries of air travel and create seamless experiences. It also conjures up the image most associated with a smooth flight– an endless, blue horizon.
The Vistara star is derived from a yantra, an ancient symbol that depicts an unbounded universe in a perfect mathematical form. At its heart, is an 8 pointed star derived from the compass rose that signals the brand's commitment to excellence in everything that it does.
Images (opinion after)
This is a rather nice, good-looking logo. The icon is relevant and elegant — if, perhaps, interchangeable with any other India-based company — and the extended wordmark, despite my utter disapproval of the uppercase "R", is competently done. The livery is quite straightforward and the symmetry of the icon plays well on either side of the tail.
Thanks to Binit Vasa for the tip.