Sunday, April 28, 2019

Vistara may induct some of Jet's Boeing 737s in its fleet

New Delhi: Full-service Vistara could soon induct some of Jet Airways' repossessed Boeing 737s in its fleet. It is learnt to have interviewed a few B737 pilots of Jet Airways and offered to take them on board. The Tata Group-Singapore Airlines JV full service currently has Airbus A320 in its narrow body fleet and for wide body, it has placed firm order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliner 787-9 and has four of them on option.
When asked if it is taking some of ex-Jet Boeing 737 NGs in its fleet, a Vistara spokesperson said: "The recent reduction in capacity has inconvenienced travellers especially in the full-service segment. We will continue to grow our network to meet the market demand."
So far only the Air India Group had had a mix of narrow body from both Airbus (A320s used by AI-domestic) and Boeing 737s (used by AI Express). If it inducts B737s, Vistara will be the only other Indian airline with a mix fleet of narrow body Boeing and Airbus planes.
28/04/19 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India