Vistara marks 9th anniversary with celebratory achievements & Parisian expansion, ET TravelWorld

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<p>Vistara Dreamliner (File photo)</p>
Vistara Dreamliner (File photo)

Vistara, India’s premier full-service airline, commemorated its ninth anniversary with significant achievements and an expansion announcement. The airline, a joint venture between Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, announced a network-wide anniversary special sale, offering competitive fares across its domestic and international routes.

Noteworthy milestones from Vistara’s ninth year include operating India’s first wide-body aircraft on a long-haul route using SAF, flying over 50 million customers since inception, and being ranked the 16th best airline globally at the 2023 World Airline Awards by Skytrax.

In the year 2023, Vistara launched five new destinations – Dammam, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Bali and Doha. We also inaugurated new international routes namely Mumbai-London Heathrow, Mumbai-Frankfurt and Delhi-Male. Additionally, the airline introduced several domestic routes including Mumbai-Manohar International Airport (Goa), Bengaluru-Manohar International Airport (Goa), Hyderabad- Manohar International Airport (Goa), Mumbai-Cochin, Mumbai-Trivandrum, Guwahati-Dibrugarh, Bengaluru-Port Blair.

The celebratory sale, available until January 11, 2024, covers all cabins. Vinod Kannan, CEO of Vistara, expressed gratitude to customers and stakeholders, emphasizing the airline’s achievements in a short span.

In tandem with its anniversary, Vistara announced direct flights between Mumbai and Paris, further strengthening its European connectivity. Starting March 28, 2024, the 5x weekly flights will join Vistara’s existing service between Delhi and Paris.

Akasa expands fleet with two new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

To strengthen the nation’s transportation system, Akasa Air has built a network connecting metros with Tier 2 and 3 cities across the country. As the airline steps into the next year with plans to expand its domestic presence and commence the international operations in the coming months, the fleet expansion will support seamless and reliable connectivity to travellers across the globe.

The Mumbai-Paris route will be served on the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Kannan highlighted the strategic significance of Paris and Mumbai, positioning the latter as a key hub for international travel.”Recognised as one of the world’s top destinations for tourism while also being a major hub for business, fashion, culture and commerce, Paris holds significant importance for us. We are delighted to announce direct connectivity between Mumbai and Paris, our sixth route to Europe. The addition of this much-awaited connection is in line with our strategy to position Mumbai as a vital hub for international travel,” he said.

The airline is scheduled to be merged with Air India after receiving due approvals. The process is expected to be completed by the start of next year.

  • Published On Jan 9, 2024 at 03:34 PM IST

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