Saturday, August 29, 2020

Vistara Completes Its First Delhi To London Boeing 787 Flight

Vistara, a full-service carrier in India, has operated its first long-haul flight from Delhi to London Heathrow using its brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The flight departed on August 28th from Delhi at 02:36 local and landed at London Heathrow at 06:59 local. This is the first of Vistara’s special, thrice-weekly, non-stop service operating under the bilateral ‘transport bubble’ from now through October 24th.

“Though not regular scheduled flights, we are excited about starting operations to our first long-haul destination. This, in many ways, marks the beginning of a new phase of growth in the global skies for Vistara. This also gives us the opportunity to introduce India’s finest and only five-star airline to London.” -Mr. Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara

According to, the August 28th flight from Delhi to London Heathrow had a flight time of eight hours and 53 minutes and operated as flight UK15. The return journey from London to Delhi began this morning around 09:00 local time and is scheduled to arrive in Delhi at 22:25 local.

The flight schedule for this service through October 24th is as follows:

Delhi to London: Flight UK15 will depart Delhi at 02:15 and arrive in London at 06:55. This flight will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
London to Delhi: Flight UK16 will depart London at 15:35 and arrive in Delhi at 04:15 the next day. This flight will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – arriving on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, respectively.
The aircraft flying this first service was registered VT-TSD and is a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The twinjet widebody was delivered to Vistara at the end of February of this year. At just six months old, it is the very first widebody for the relatively new airline. Vistara has since taken delivery of a 2nd Dreamliner. This took place on August 14th, 2020.

The Vistara 787-9 is configured to have three classes. There are 30 seats in business class, 21 in premium economy, and 248 in economy.
29/08/20 Chris Loh/Simple Flying

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