Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Here’s how Vistara is gearing up to fly international

While the airline has made a name for itself in the Indian circuit, it is now seeking to expand, evident from its order of 56 Airbus pegged to cost $3.1 billion. Thng told the publication that the new jets are being brought for its international operations and will be a mix of narrow and wide-bodied aircraft to fly both short-haul and long-haul international flights. The deliveries are set to be completed in the next four to five years. It will also start receiving deliveries for Boeing 787 or Dreamliner from 2020 and 2021 – the exact time when it plans to kickstart its long and medium-haul international flights.
Vistara is expected to create a strong base for itself in South Asia as it has the backing of SIA and would be looking to leverage this to attract more users. As of now, Vistara provides connectivity across 22 destinations with 800 weekly flights. Not just international operations but the airline is also looking to strengthen its network within the country.  The airline is planning to increase the frequency of flights in the domestic circle and they would be focusing extensively on the Tier II and Tier III markets. Thng suggested that Vistara is also open to stitching new partnerships with other airlines to bolster its presence outside Delhi and even in the international market. 
17/07/18 ET Now News