Thursday, August 30, 2018

Vistara plans to add more seats in economy class to boost sales

New Delhi: Tata group and Singapore Airlines-owned Vistara will add more seats to its single-aisle jetliners as it aims to shore up sales and improve cabin economics.

Vistara, sources say, will add one more row of seat to its economy cabin, which will take its total seat count to 164 from the current 158. Currently, the airline has eight business class, 24 premium economy and 126 standard economy seats.

The new seating arrangement will be available in the new aircraft that the airline adds to its fleet. At present, the airline operates 21 aircraft of the Airbus A320 family and has placed an order of 50 more of the Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 Neo variant.

This is the second time that the airline is changing its seating configuration. The airline, which started with 148 seats, reduced business class seats to increase total seats to 158.
30/08/18 Arindam Majumder/Business Standard