Vistara goes international from August 6 with flights to Singapore

New Delhi: Vistara, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, on Thursday announced its arrival on the global map with flights to Singapore from New Delhi and Mumbai starting on August 6 and 7, respectively.

The airline will operate two daily flights to Singapore — one each from New Delhi and Mumbai. Customers will be able to take one-stop connections to and from several other cities like Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jammu, Lucknow, Ranchi, Raipur, Srinagar, and Varanasi.

Vistara will fly its Boeing 737-800NG aircraft with two-class cabin configuration (business and economy). It plans to expand its international network further to other destinations.

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“We are excited to start with Singapore as our first international destination which we see as a very important market, given the opportunities it presents for corporate, business as well as leisure travel,” said Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thing.

“We present to the world today a shining new symbol of warm Indian hospitality with a contemporary approach and world-class service,” he said in a statement.

The airline now connects 25 destinations, operates over 1,200 flights a week served by a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 and six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft. It has flown more than 15 million customers since starting operations in 2015.
Last year, Vistara placed its aircraft order of a combination of purchased and leased aircraft totaling 50 from the Airbus A320neo family (including the A321neo) for domestic India as well as short and medium-haul international operations with deliveries scheduled between 2019 and 2023.

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Additionally, the airline has purchased six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft that are scheduled to be delivered between 2020 and 2021 and will be used for long-haul international operations.


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