Vistara is Planning to Grab Slots at London Heathrow Airport

Vistara is planning to expand their international market cap and grab slots at London Heathrow Airport

By January 16th, 2020 AT 12:58 PM
Highlights
  • Vistara will get the delivery of their first four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s in 2020
  • Vistara will face competition from British Airways and Air India
  • The carrier is also planning to fly our in Stansted Airport

Vistara being the finest full-service carrier of domestic aviation, is planning to lease out slots at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The joint aviation venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines have been planning this long-haul route from a long time. The flying plan of Vistara has been the topic of discussion under airline insiders. Not only this, Vistara is planning to fly out in the Stansted airport in order to grow their international market cap and maintain the position of the finest full-service carrier of India.

Vistara-London-Heathrow-Airport

Vistara Plans to Expand Internationally

Vistara has been making compounded expansion and is one of the growing full-service carriers in India. While reporting the story, an unnamed source stated that “Since getting slots at such an occupied airport is rare, Vistara, in order to expand internationally, is planning to take slots on lease. Along with Heathrow Airport, the carrier is also planning to get Stansted Airport under their working operations.” One of the prime reasons for long haul flights by Vistara is backed up by the delivery of their first four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s in 2020

Vistara Will Face Competition from Other Airlines

Currently, Vistara operates approximately 5 % out of its capacity in international destinations. Once they start operating in Heathrow Airport, the carrier will face competition from British Airways and Air India. Similar to Vistara, Air India is planning to fly from Mumbai to Stansted Airport at least 3 times per week by the end of February 2020. Adding to the competition, British Airways flies to Heathrow Airport from various destinations in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other prominent terminals. In order to sustain the competition and give passengers the taste of carrier’s hospitality, Vistara has ordered 50 Airbus A320 Neos of which 13 will come directly from Toulouse and 37 from lessors.

Shrijan takes joy in creating, listening and curating tasteful music. He's also an EDM connoisseur and fancies shows with good plotlines. Writing about flights and flying is one of his jams

Recent Posts

GoAir Might Cancel 50 Flights Daily as P&W Delays Delivery of Parts

The low cost carrier, GoAir might have to cancel some of its flights in the coming days because of the...

SpiceJet Might Have to Lease More Aircrafts as Boeing 737 MAX Delivery Gets Delayed

SpiceJet, the second-largest low-cost carrier in India after IndiGo is all set to induct Boeing 737 MAX planes into its...

Air India Divestment Plan to Help Government in Ramping Up Other Sectors

One of the prime things in the agenda for the Indian government happens to be the sale of Air India....