NEW DELHI :
Vistara, the joint venture between Tata Sons Ltd and Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA), on Thursday said it will start international flights from August, starting with Singapore.
Vistara will operate a daily flight each from Delhi and Mumbai to Singapore from 6 August and 7 August, respectively, the airline said in a statement. The carrier, which began its operations in January 2015, currently serves 24 domestic destinations with a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 and six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.
Vistara will operate Boeing 737-800NG aircraft with a two-class cabin configuration of business and economy on the Singapore routes. The airline said it will soon expand its international network.
Vistara’s Delhi to Singapore economy class return ticket will have an introductory price of about ₹22,000.
“We’re excited to start with Singapore as our first international destination, which we see as a very important market, given the opportunities it presents for corporate, business as well as leisure travel…We hope to provide our customers from overseas the finest way to experience India, and inspire travellers from across India to explore more of the world," said Leslie Thng, chief executive, Vistara. Tata SIA Airlines Ltd, which runs Vistara, is 51% owned by Tata Sons and the remainder by Singapore Airlines.
Meanwhile, Vistara expects to take delivery of 50 Airbus A320neo family of planes starting this year through 2023. These planes will be used to grow Vistara’s domestic as well as short and medium-haul international operations. The airline has also ordered six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes which are scheduled for delivery between 2020 and 2021, and will be used for long-haul international operations.