Vistara will launch six-weekly flights between Mumbai and Frankfurt from 15 November.

This new route is in addition to Vistara’s six-weekly service between Delhi and Frankfurt.

Vistara will go head-to-head with Lufthansa on Mumbai-Frankfurt. The German flag carrier currently flies to Mumbai daily from Frankfurt, also with 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Vistara’s 787-9s feature a three-class configuration, with business class, premium economy, and economy class available for reservation.

Vistara, a joint venture between Air India owner Tata and Singapore Airlines (SIA), now connects Mumbai to a total of 12 international destinations, including Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Dubai, Jeddah, London Heathrow, Male, Mauritius, Muscat and Singapore.

In the last 12 months, the airline has added many new domestic and international connections from Mumbai leading to an increase of 42 per cent in the number of departures from India’s commercial hub.

“We are delighted to expand our international network with the launch of this new service between Mumbai and Frankfurt. Our long-haul routes, connecting Delhi with London Heathrow, Paris and Frankfurt have been very popular amongst our customers which gave us the confidence to offer similar connections from Mumbai as well,” commented Vinod Kannan, chief executive officer of Vistara.

“This will be our second long-haul route from Mumbai, in addition to 5x weekly flights to London Heathrow. […] Over the past couple of years, we have launched several new international routes from Mumbai, especially to the Middle East. This aligns perfectly with our strategy to position Mumbai as a vital hub for international travel,” he added.