Thursday, August 20, 2020

Vistara’s Boeing 787 Will Start Flights to London This Month

Vistara will launch flights from Delhi to London starting on August 28th. The flight will operate three times weekly and bookings are now open. London marks Vistara’s first long-haul destination and flights will operate using the airline’s new 787-9s.
The UK has long been a key market for Vistara due to its popularity and room for expansion. The airline had previously tried to secure slots at Heathrow but struggled to do so. However, with demand at the airport down dramatically, Vistara and has been able to acquire slots more easily.
The new Delhi to London route will operate three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from August 28th to September 30th. The flight leaves Delhi at 02:55 and lands at Heathrow at 06:55, an ideal time for business travelers. The return leg leaves London at 15:35 and lands in Delhi at 04:15.
Vistara has also priced the flights competitively. One-way trips cost ₹29,912 ($400) in economy, premium economy  for ₹44,449 ($595), and business for ₹77,373 ($1035). Round trips are priced just under double the one-way fares, with the cheapest economy roundtrip currently selling for ₹54,448 ($725).
In a press release, Vistara has said London is only the first of its European destinations. We can expect flights to Paris and Frankfurt next, with the airline already in talks with regulators for permission. These three destinations are some of the most popular in Europe, giving Vistara a strong foothold in the region.
Vistara currently has two 787s in its fleet, meaning its route map will remain restricted to a few cities for now. The airline is also reportedly considering delaying further aircraft deliveries, which means it could open new routes slower than once planned.
19/08/20 Pranjal Pande/Simple Flying
To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment