India’s full-service carrier Vistara has restructured its Freedom Fares programme, which was launched in 2018, offering services on a pay-for-what-you-value basis.

Effective from July 6,  the airline will offer ‘Flexi’ fares at an extra fee of ₹499 (per sector) over standard fares. This additional fare is only applicable to the economy and premium economy customers. It is free of cost for Business class passengers.

This new restructured fare will allow customers to carry 5 kg additional check-in baggage allowance as well as the flexibility to make unlimited changes to their flight bookings up to 24 hours before departure – a benefit which was hitherto limited to one change up to 72 hours before departure for Economy class, and two changes up to 48 hours for premium economy class.

As part of the new structure, customers who opt for the Economy Lite fares will now have greater flexibility around changes than before.