Vistara, a full-service airline, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Ltd. and Singapore Airlines (SIA).
The name Vistara is drawn from the Sanskrit word Vistaar, which means limitless expanse. Just like the limitless expanse of the sky, the name also alludes to the limitless possibilities, which mirrors our ambitions.
Also ingrained in Vistara is the word tara, a star, which is depicted in our logo. Derived from the yantra, a perfect mathematical form representing an unbounded, perfectly balanced universe, our logo is the Vistara Star. With an eight-pointed star in the centre, the dynamically intertwined forms of the Vistara Star create a continuous shape that represents the seamless experience we will deliver.
About TATA Group
The Tata group’s core purpose is to improve the quality of life of the communities it serves globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on leadership with trust. Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise headquartered in India, and comprises over 100 operating companies with operations in more than 100 countries across six continents, exporting products and services to over 150 countries. The revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $103.27 billion (around Rs 624,757 crore) in 2013-14, with 67.2 percent of this coming from businesses outside India.
Tata companies employ over 581,470 people worldwide. Good corporate citizenship is part of the Tata group’s DNA. Sixty-six percent of the equity of Tata Sons, the promoter holding company, is held by philanthropic trusts, thereby returning wealth to the society. As a result of this unique ownership structure and ethos of serving the community, the Tata name has been respected for more than 140 years and is trusted for its adherence to strong values and business ethics.
Vistara believes in upholding the highest ethical standards in line with the Tata Group’s philosophy. Our business conduct is guided by the tenets of the Tata Code of Conduct (TCoC), and our employees and associates are expected to be aligned to the Code in letter and spirit. For detailed Tata Code of Conduct click here and to view Whistle Blower policy for our associates click here.
Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently and has its own board of directors and shareholders, to whom it is answerable. There are 32 publicly listed Tata enterprises and they have a combined market capitalisation of about $132.35 billion (as on August 1, 2014), and a shareholder base of 3.9 million. Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels.
About Singapore Airlines Limited
When Singapore Airlines was formed in 1972, it operated a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to just 22 cities in 18 countries. With a commitment to fleet modernization, product and service innovation and market leadership, the Airline quickly distinguished itself as a world-class carrier. Today, Singapore Airlines operate a modern passenger fleet of more than 100 aircraft and its network, including Singapore Airlines Cargo and SilkAir destinations, covering a total of 109 destinations in 40 countries. In October 2007, Singapore Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, made aviation history again as the first to fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.