Vistara has received its 21st aircraft, an Airbus A320neo powered by CFM engines. With this, the full-service carrier becomes eligible to operate international flights. The new aircraft will also be deployed on the airline’s domestic routes.

Vistara’s new A320neo aircraft has 158 seats (eight business class, 24 premium economy and 126 economy class).

Leslie Thng, chief executive officer, Vistara said, “There’s great excitement amongst all of us at Vistara, as we prepare ourselves for taking the next leap in our journey to fly international. The arrival of our 21st aircraft makes this phase even more special. It enables us to strengthen our network further, which gives us the opportunity to offer more choices in terms of frequencies to our ever-growing base of loyal customers.”

Currently, the Tata Sons-SIA airline serves 22 destinations with over 800 flights a week.