Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Vistara has international ops plan ready: COO

 New Delhi: Vistara, the premium airline co-owned by Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has an international operations plan ready even as it awaits approval from the government to fly overseas.
“We have a plan ready which we can implement once we get the approval,” chief operating officer Sanjiv Kapoor told ET.
The Indian government has formed a panel to look into Vistara’s application to fly abroad. The government has relaxed rules which had earlier mandated airlines to have a fleet of 20 aircraft and 5 years of operations to fly overseas to one where it needs 20 planes to be eligible. Vistara has a fleet of 22 aircraft, but it will also complete five years of domestic operations in January.
The airline will take delivery of up to 12 planes during FY20, including two Boeing 787s, two Airbus A321s, and eight A320 Neos, chief executive officer Leslie Thing told reporters on Tuesday on the sidelines of the CAPA Aviation Summit.
“Our ambition has always been to be an integrated domestic-international carrier which is why we chose the full service model,” COO Kapoor said at the event.
13/02/19 Anirban Chowdhury/Economic Times