Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Vistara to get two Boeing 787 by March, eyes London

Vistara is keen to start operations to London as it gets ready to induct two Boeing 787-9 aircraft by March, Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thng has told CNBC-TV18.

The full-service carrier has plans to commence long-haul operations with the wide-body aircraft and Europe will be an integral part of the plan, Thng added.

"Widebody joining us in Q1 of 2020. First, two B787-9 to be delivered in February, March... we have plans to use B787-9 on long-haul. London is one destination we are keen on. We are  planning and we will announce when we are ready," Thng said.
Vistara, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has plans to induct a total of six B787-9 aircraft and 50 narrow-body A320 family aircraft.
"Of the 50 narrow-body, 3 have been delivered. We will induct five more planes before the end of this year. We will add a dozen more in 2020," Thng said, adding that the capacity induction will continue to be used to grow the domestic network and a simultaneous focus will be laid on international expansion.
26/11/19 Anu Sharma/CNBC TV18
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