- The airline gave passengers welcome gifts, and staff performed a dance before the flight departed from Delhi
- Vistara’s second Singapore flight from Mumbai will depart today evening
India’s full-service carrier Vistara has finally begun its international operation. Vistara flight from Delhi to Singapore took off from Delhi yesterday (August 6, 2019) at 11.40 pm, and arrived at Singapore’s Changi International Airport today (August 7, 2019) at 7.58 am.
“From today onwards, Indian aviation will have a new symbol of the finest and modern Indian hospitality in global skies with Vistara. As an Indian airline with a contemporary global outlook, Vistara is committed to making India proud in world aviation,” Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer, Leslie Thng, said about the launch.
As a part of Vistara’s international operations’ launch, His Excellency Mr. Lim Thuan Kuan, High Commissioner of Singapore to India and Mr. Douglas Webster, COO, Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd lighted the lamp before the flight opened for check-in at Terminal 3 of IGI International Airport, Delhi.
“As Singapore grows in the ASEAN region, the buzz word remains ‘connectivity’. I am so glad that Vistara today starts international operations with its first flight to Singapore. I have seen Vistara grow from the day it started operations, and I’m delighted to see the airline take the next step forward in connecting India to the world and vice versa. My heartfelt congratulations to everyone at Vistara on this momentous occasion and I wish Vistara the very best.” His Excellency, Mr. Lim Thuan Kuan, High Commissioner of Singapore to India said.
Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer, Leslie Thng thanked the Chief Guests for the occasion. “All our efforts have been focused on creating a memorable flying experience by providing exemplary service to travellers and introducing customer-centric innovations in product and service. We’re delighted to reach this milestone in Vistara’s journey with starting service to a city that holds significant importance to us for more than one reason,” Leslie Thng added.
The airline gave passengers gift bags, chocolates, welcome notes from Singapore Tourism Board, and discount coupons to some tourist attractions in Singapore as a welcome kit. Some of Vistara’s staff also performed a dance before the flight took off from Delhi. Upon arrival in Singapore, they were welcomed with a traditional Lion Dance and a gift bag from Changi Airport.
Vistara will also begin the services to Singapore from Mumbai today evening. Vistara has also announced flights to/from Dubai, UAE from August 21, 2019, and to/from Bangkok, Thailand from August 27 2019.
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