Just a few days back, Vistara got the delivery of Airbus A321neo. It is obvious that the airline wants to expand its international operations rapidly. The airline had started flying to international destinations just a year back in August. The first international flight that Vistara flew was to Singapore. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, airline’s plans for international flights expansion got ruined. Vistara is capable of flying both medium-haul and long-haul international flights. The Airbus A321neo is perfect for medium-haul flights of up to 7 hours. As for the long-haul international flights, the airline can use its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It is a wide-body aircraft. Now Vistara has announced international flights to more destinations such as London, Frankfurt, and Paris.
Vistara to Fly to More International Destinations from August
Vistara has decided that it will be flying to more international destinations now. It will fly to Heathrow airport, London, from Delhi starting August 12. There are more destinations in the airline’s plans such as Paris, Germany, and Frankfurt. But the aviation authorities haven’t cleared the permission for the destinations yet.
Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer of Vistara in a statement said, “We are confident that millions of our loyal customers will be delighted to have the choice of flying with their favourite Indian airline now on long-haul international routes as well.”
Whether or not these flights will take place depends on the kind of relationship both the countries have. India is already flying international flights in a ‘bubble’ agreement to both France and the United States.
Until now, Vistara was operating in these international routes - Bangkok, Dubai, Colombo, Kathmandu, and Singapore. One thing to note is that Vistara has 9 other Boeing 787-9 planes in order. With these planes, it can increase its long haul international flights to newer destinations rapidly.
Looking at the 787-9 Dreamliner, the customers will get three cabins, Business Class, Premium Economy, and Economy class. The aircraft will be equipped with Wi-Fi, USB/three-pin power port, and entertainment screens so that they do not get bored.