Vistara, the Indian full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines (SIA), will debut a new daily route between its Delhi base and Bali in Indonesia from 1 December.

This will be the only nonstop service between India and the island and the second India-Indonesia nonstop route following Indigo Airlines’ Mumbai-Jakarta service which launched on 7 August.

Vistara will operate its Airbus A321 neo aircraft featuring a three-class configuration on Delhi-Bali.

The flights will depart from Delhi at 0030, arriving in Bali at 1105. The return flights leave Denpasar airport at 1210, arriving back in Delhi at 1745.

The Vistara A321 neo aircraft feature 12 lie-flat business class seats configured 2-2, 24 premium economy seats in a 3-3 layout, and 152 standard economy seats, also in a 3-3 configuration.

The airline currently has 10 of these aircraft in its fleet, with more on order.

Vistara also operates 46 A320 neos, and five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

“India is the second-largest source of foreign tourists to Bali, and with hassle-free visa-on-arrival, Bali remains one of the preferred holiday destinations for Indians, besides being popular for MICE traffic.

Additionally, as the second largest trading destination for India in the ASEAN region, Indonesia exhibits great potential for business travel as well. We are delighted to be the only airline offering direct connectivity between Dehi and Bali and are confident that customers will appreciate having the option to travel on India’s finest full-service airline on the route,” commented Vistara chief executive, Vinod Kannan.