India’s finest full-service carrier, Vistara, has started flying international flights between Germany and India. The great thing about this flight is that it is non-stop, meaning passengers won’t have to worry about overlays at international airports during the time of COVID-19. According to a PTI report, the international flights between India and Germany will take place under an air-bubble agreement. This is because the Indian government still hasn’t given the green signal for operating regular international flights to the airlines — more details on the story ahead.
As mentioned above, the non-stop flight between India and Germany will be operated under the air-bubble agreement formed between the governments of both nations. Vistara is using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The first flight to Germany departed from Delhi at 3:30 AM (IST) on Thursday and arrived in Frankfurt, Germany, at 7:55 AM (CET), Vistara said. It is only a ‘non-stop’ flight, not a ‘regular’ flight, so remember the difference.
Vistara will be operating flights between both countries twice a week. The first flight will be on ‘Thursdays’ and the second on ‘Saturdays’. The airline wants to improve its international presence, starting with Europe.
Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer, Leslie Thng, said that the launch of services to Frankfurt is the airline’s step in improving its global network and strengthening Vistara’s presence in Europe. Thng said that Frankfurt promises great opportunities for the airline since it is recognised as one of the busiest airport hubs in the world.
Vistara will accept all the customers who meet the policy requirements of the airline, the government and hold an eligible visa for the purpose of travelling in both countries.
It is important that passengers travelling from abroad are updated with the latest rules of travelling to India. The government of India has said that any passenger travelling from the United Kingdom, Middle East, or Europe has to mandatorily self-pay for the molecular tests at the airport from February 23, 2021.