Vistara has started phasing out nine of its Boeing 737 aircraft that it had leased after the grounding of Jet Airways.
In this month, the Tata Group-SIA joint venture airline begins this phase out by returning two of the leased Boeing 737 planes. Rest of the seven aircraft will exit the fleet between 2022-2023.
A spokesperson of the full-service carrier has also said that by the time the airline phases out these aircraft, it will induct more than 50 narrow- and wide-body aircraft in its fleet from Airbus and Boeing.
Vistara has placed orders for 50 aircraft, comprising both A320 Neos and A321 Neos for domestic as well as short and medium-haul international operations with deliveries between 2019-2023. The airline has already taken deliveries of some of the A320 News from this order, starting November 2019.
It has also purchased six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for its long-haul operations, which will be inducted in its fleet from February 2020.
Vistara currently operates over 200 daily flights to 34 domestic and international destinations.