Anand Mahindra shares photo of 86-year-old airline amid Covid pandemic
Industrialist Anand Mahindra took a trip down memory lane on Sunday as he shared a photo of an airline from 1936. The president of the Mahindra group shared the interiors of a commercial plane of Imperial Airways, Britain’s premier airline in 1936. The monochrome photo shows wicker chairs inside the plane. When commercial flights began in the 1920s and 1930s, airplane seats were just wicker chairs. After that, the chairs were made of aluminum. These chairs looked nothing like the airplane seats we see today, but they looked like chairs one would find in someone’s house.
Sharing the return photo of an 86-year-old airline, Anand Mahindra wrote: “From my #signalwonderbox. The interior of a commercial aircraft of Imperial Airways, Britain’s first commercial airline in 1936”.
Amid the many travel restrictions linked to Covid, the chairman of the Mahindra group recalled the good old days when air travel was a hobby. âIn these times of anxiety-provoking air travel, a refreshing return to the flight was like relaxing in a wicker chair,â added the business mogul.
Since 2020, air travel has become one of the riskiest and most uncertain things in the world due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The prolonged containment and entry of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have disrupted the airline industry. The aviation sector – both the full-service and low-cost segments – has been among the hardest hit and may take the longest to recover.
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