After Air India introduced women-only rows of seats in January, yesterday Vistara launched the #VistaraWomanFlyer service.
This service is designed to assist solo women travellers wherein the carrier will reserve certain seats exclusively for them, as well as offer them baggage and transport assistance.
A statement by Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines reads: “Customers can pre-select seats during booking [and] after booking through the ‘manage my booking’ feature as well as during web check-in. For those who do not pre-select their preferred seats in advance, Vistara will ensure only window or aisle seats are assigned to solo women travellers at check-in. In addition, uniformed Vistara staff will be available at the baggage claim area holding #VistaraWomanFlyer Arrivals Assistance placards, to assist women travellers with their luggage and with the booking of airport-authorised taxis, as well as escort such customers up to the taxi stand upon request.”
Further, in celebration of International Women’s Day (today), Vistara’s inaugural Mumbai-Amritsar UK 735 flight will be operated by an all-women crew as part of the “#WomenWhoMakeUsFly celebration of women in aviation”.
Deepa Chadha, the senior vice president of HR and corporate affairs at Vistara says, “The heights that women around the world have scaled needs no validation. Women are a major force that makes economies stronger and societies healthier, and Vistara is privileged to celebrate International Women’s Day in their honour. I also take this opportunity to salute the contribution of all of the wonderful #WomenWhoMakeUsFly in aviation, including the all-women crew of the inaugural Mumbai-Amritsar flight and I am proud to be on this flight with them.”