Financial viability important for starting new overseas flights: Vistara

NEW DELHI: Amid rising oil prices, full service carrier Vistara’s chief Vinod Kannan on Tuesday emphasised that financial viability will be important in deciding on flying to new international destinations. Vistara, which commenced its international operations less than three years ago, currently flies to 11 overseas destinations. “For the remaining ones, I think it is […]

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Vistara to ramp up manpower to 5,000 this year, says CEO Vinod Kannan

NEW DELHI: Vistara plans to significantly ramp up its staff strength to a total of 5,000 by the end of this year as the full service carrier focuses on increasing capacity utilisation, expanding fleet and further improving overall services. Currently, the airline has around 4,000 people. After being significantly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, including […]

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Didn’t fulfil expectations; addressing gaps on war footing: Vistara CEO

NEW DELHI: Admitting that Vistara fell short of customers’ expectations in the last few months, its Chief Executive Officer Vinod Kannan has said the airline is addressing some of the gaps on a war footing while many changes and enhancements are in the offing. Kannan, in a letter to customers, acknowledged that the recent disruptions […]

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Vistara commences daily flight service to Sharjah

NEW DELHI: Full service carrier Vistara on Wednesday commenced its daily flight service to Sharjah in the UAE from Delhi under the air bubble agreement. Sharjah is Vistara’s second destination in the UAE after Dubai where it operates four times weekly flight services from Delhi, the airline said in a release. Delhi-Sharjah-Dubai flight will be […]

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Vistara to start non-stop flight services between New Delhi, Frankfurt

NEW DELHI: Full-service carrier Vistara on Thursday said it will commence non-stop special flight services between New Delhi and Frankfurt in Germany, under the air bubble agreement, starting February 18. The services to the German city will be operated twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, with Vistara’s brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the Delhi-based […]

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Vistara inaugurates flight services on Delhi-Doha route

NEW DELHI: Vistara has started operating flights between Delhi and Doha under an air bubble arrangement between India and Qatar, the full service airline said on Friday. The inaugural flight departed on Thursday from Delhi at 8 pm and landed in Doha at 9.45 pm (local time), it said in a statement. The airline will […]

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Vistara starts operating Delhi-Dehradun flights

NEW DELHI: Vistara on Monday launched flights on Delhi-Dehradun route, marking its entry into Uttarakhand. “The airline will operate three (Delhi-Dehradun) flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays,” said the full-service carrier’s press release. The carrier said its first flight on Delhi-Dehradun route departed from Delhi at 1.50 pm on Monday and landed in […]

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Vistara to start Delhi-Doha flights from November 19

NEW DELHI: Full service airline Vistara on Wednesday said it will commence flights from New Delhi to Doha from November 19. The services on the new route would be operated twice a week with an Airbus A320 neo aircraft in a three-class configuration — business, premium economy and economy, according to a release. Doha is […]

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Vistara to start flights to Bangladesh from November 5 under air bubble pact

NEW DELHI: Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara on Tuesday said it will launch flight services to Bangladesh from India, starting November 5, under the recently signed air bubble agreement between the two countries. Vistara’s announcement comes a day after budget carrier SpiceJet said it will operate flights to Dhaka and port city Chittagong from India […]

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