Breaking: Vistara’s A320 Neo aircraft to have mood lighting

I’ve just gotten out of VT-TNB, which is the first Air Vistara A320 Neo aircraft they received today. While I notice a lot of subtle changes inside the aircraft for passenger comfort, the major one is of course, mood lighting. Vistara is the first carrier in the world to get mood lighting on a narrowbody plane, which means, you don’t really have to wake up with a smack, you can be eased into it when the aircraft is ready to land! Ordinarily, aircraft lighting adjusts in 3 seconds, here, you get 3 minutes, which makes a massive difference, when you get through with it.

What’s even better, is that the colors you see in the various cabin are customized. So it is a blue hue in the premium economy, a golden hue in the business class, and an aubergine hue in the economy section.


Not just that, the seats are getting better. There is more padding in the seats now, and there is more space in there as well.


Even the seat colors and design, an integral part of the livery gets better now. Earlier, the headrests would jut out of the seat, now they are integrated in the seat in a seamless fashion. Alongside, the upholstery, while more confortable than the earlier planes, also has a new brighter design, with the forward cabin having a mix of aubergine and golden hues, and the aft cabin which houses the economy class going with a mix of gray and aubergine hues, which bring a certain amount of brightness to the cabin, as well as mix very well with the mood lighting on the planes.

While I will be doing a detailed review soon, these are some of the initial changes on this plane which will be #notjustanotherneo as per Vistara. The plane enters commercial service next week on the Delhi – Mumbai sector.

(The writer is visiting Airbus as a guest of Airbus and Vistara)

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    • @Mayur With a flying range of 6,000 kms plus, I wonder if these aircrafts will forever fly on domestic routes.

      • I’m sure these will go on the international sectors, where the mood lighting will definitely help.

        Maybe they hyped it too much. I was expecting more!

    • Nah more services , more fancy stuff is always fun it doesn’t matter how long is the trip for , people who own a comfortable suv doesn’t feel that they won’t sit in their suv for 30min trip because its too short

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