TATA Group and Singapore International Airlines Joint Venture airline – Vistara has announced enhancements in services to Singapore and London Heathrow. One thing synonymous to Vistara is its premium identity. In recent past, the airline has focused more on international routes. By the end of this financial year, it wants to deploy 40 percent of its seats internationally.
Current network to Singapore and Heathrow
Before talking about the enhanced network, lets talk about what the current network of Vistara to Singapore and London Heathrow looks like.
Currently, Vistara currently operates daily flights between Delhi and London. It connects London to Mumbai with 4 times weekly. Talking about Singapore, the airline operates from 3 Indian cities – Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
Talking specifically about routes originating from Mumbai, the airline connects Mumbai to London with 4 times weekly flights and Singapore with daily flights. Mumbai to London flights are operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Singapore flights are operated using the 3 cabin configured Airbus A321neo.
Now, the airline has announced enhancement in services from Mumbai to London Heathrow and Singapore.
With effect from March 1 2024, Vistara will operate daily on Mumbai to Heathrow route. In June 2022, Vistara launched this route with 5 times weekly flights. From initiation of Winter Schedule, the airline decreased frequency to 4 times weekly. Now, it will operate daily flights.
Vistara currently operates daily on Mumbai to Heathrow route with Airbus A321neo. With effect from February 1, 2024, the airline will be launching second daily service between Mumbai and Singapore. From February, it will be operating twice daily on this route. Both frequencies will see deployment of 3 class Airbus A321neo.
Vistara has a fleet of 10 Airbus A321neos with this configuration – 12 Business class, 24 Premium Economy class and 152 Economy class seats. Some of these are Airbus A321LR which have longer range than the standard Airbus A321neo enabling the airline to fly on longer and thinner routes like Bali.
50th destination for Vistara
Recently, Vistara launched non-stop flights to its 50th destination – Doha. However, we should not call it launch. It was a sort of resumption. Vistara operates twice daily flights between Delhi and Doha in 2020 under the air bubble agreement signed by Indian government with Qatari governments.
With effect from December 1, Vistara started 4 times weekly flights between Mumbai CSMIA and Doha Hamad International Airport with Airbus A321neo. Recently, it also increased frequency on Pune to Singapore from 4 times to 6 times weekly.