Vistara turns five

10 Jan 2020 by Business Traveller India

Vistara, a full-service carrier and a joint venture of Indian conglomerate Tata Group and Singapore Airlines launched its operations from January 9, 2015, with only two aircraft and two destinations on the map.

Currently, the airline has a total of 39 aircraft in operations flying to 34 destinations worldwide and has flown over 20 million passengers. Indian carrier Vistara also began its international by offering daily flights to Singapore, from August 2019 onwards.

Vistara continues to grow rapidly across India and abroad, as it is poised to induct over 50 narrow-body and wide-body aircraft over the next four years, including Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo for domestic and international short and medium-haul operations and Boeing B787-9 for long-haul international operations.

A thriving name in the Indian aviation sector, it looks like Vistara has several  things going in its favour. One such thing is their superior product, a premium economy class – an emerging segment globally.

In terms of codeshares, in 2019, Vistara signed a codeshare agreement with United Airlines. This agreement expanded the US carrier’s network to over 20 destinations throughout India.

Recently, the airline also signed a codeshare agreement with German flag carrier, Lufthansa — this enables the latter to add its ‘LH’ designator code to nearly 18 Vistara-operated flights flying across ten Indian cities.

Over the last couple of years, Vistara has also signed codeshare deals with  Japan Airlines, British Airways, as well as Singapore Airlines and Silk Air

On completing five years, the airline has announced a fifth-anniversary sale for 48 hours only, across its domestic and international network and for all three classes of travel – Economy, premium economy and business class. Under the sale, economy class fares start from ₹995, premium economy from ₹1,995 and Business Class from ₹5,555.

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