Air India and Air India Express have associated themselves with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale this year as the official travel partners for the largest art exhibition in the country and the biggest contemporary art festival in Asia. The four-month-long Biennale commencing on 23rd December 2022 will have Indian and international artists exhibiting artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art. Alongside the exhibition, the Biennale offers a rich programme of talks, seminars, screenings, music, workshops and educational activities.
As part of this association, Air India will be flying international artists and art enthusiasts to Kochi to participate in the festival while Air India Express supports the event as sponsor. With over 38 flights per week, Air India connects Kochi to international and domestic destinations. Air India Express is the single largest international airline operating from Kochi airport in terms of number of flights. The airline connects the city to all major destinations in Gulf with 80 flights per week.
Air India Express has distinct livery designs, each tail of its aircraft portraying the diverse art and culture of the country. Recognising this unique feature, artists at Kochi Biennale Foundation will design an exclusive tail art for Air India Express. A newly inducted Boeing 737-800 aircraft will flaunt this tail art, taking the spirit of Biennale to the global stage. Besides, five unique mural paintings highlighting Air India’s international destinations will be displayed at the Biennale.
Speaking on this unique aesthetic association, Mr Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial and Transformation Officer, Air India said, “Air India has always promoted the distinct art and culture of India and the legacy continues with our support to this aesthetic event in association with Kochi Biennale, which provides local and international artists with a platform to exhibit their art to the world. Through this collaboration, we are also seeking to connect with a considerably large segment of afficionados of art and culture in India and abroad.”