Vistara has decided to order aircraft worth US$ 3.1 billion from Airbus and Boeing. The full-service carrier plans to buy 13 A320neo-family aircraft from Airbus and six 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing. Additionally, the airline will also lease 37 new A320neo-family aircraft from leasing companies.
Vistara will receive the A320neo and A321neo aircraft between 2019 and 2023. These aircraft will be deployed on the airline’s domestic and international routes (expected to start later this year). The 787-9 Dreamliner will be delivered between 2020-2021 and will be used on Vistara’s medium-haul and long-haul international routes.
Leslie Thng, chief executive officer, Vistara said, “India’s position as the world’s fastest-growing domestic aviation market and its impressive growth in air passenger traffic that has more than doubled over the last decade, makes us confident of our aggressive plans for domestic expansion and international foray. These orders are a landmark step in Vistara’s journey and demonstrate our deep-rooted commitment to contributing to the rise of the Indian aviation industry and to offering more choices to our customers. We are delighted to further deepen our relationship with Airbus and to join hands with Boeing to strengthen our modern and fuel-efficient fleet that will help achieve our thought-through ambitions.” airvistara.com