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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXM and VT-AXN

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India.

In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXM and VT-AXN.

VT-AXM features two palaces, one from north India and one from the south. The Mysore Palace located in the historic town of Mysore, just 160km (100 miles) from the technology capital of India, Bangalore — the home of Bangalore Aviation, and the Mehrangarh Fort Palace from Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

VT-AXN features the Ujjayanta Palace, a former royal palace situated in Agartala, the capital of the north-east Indian state of Tripura. The palace Palace currently serves as the meeting place of the Tripura Legislative Assembly and is also a tourist attraction in which tours are conducted by the Tripura Tourism Department. The Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds” is in the pink city of Jaipur, again in Rajasthan. Its unique five-story exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with 953 small windows decorated with intricate lattice work. The Hawa Mahal allowed royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen.

Click here for all the articles in the Air India Express tail art series. Please visit us tomorrow for more tail art pictures.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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