Vistara is all set to connect its primary international base – Mumbai to the capital city of France – Paris. With this new route, the airline will be connecting Mumbai to 3 major European destinations.
Vistara: Mumbai to Paris
Vistara has received delivery of one more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in 2023 end. The aircraft was ferried from Everett to Bengaluru on 30th November. The airline is yet to receive delivery of its last Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Vistara has revealed plans to operate the last Boeing 787 on the following route.
With effect from March 28, Vistara will start non-stop flights between Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) and Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG). The airline will operate five times weekly flights utilizing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.
Days of operations will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. This flight will start parallelly with the initiation of the Summer Schedule.
The timing of the flight is as follows:
Vistara currently has a fleet of 6 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Out of this, 5 aircraft are owned by Vistara whereas one is leased by Dubai Aerospace Capital. The owned Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners features 30 Business Class, 21 Premium Economy, and 248 Economy Class Seats.
The leased Boeing 789 features the cabin of Bamboo Airways as it was previously destined to fly to Vietnam. It has 30 Business, 36 Premium Economy & 226 Economy class seats.
Expressing enthusiasm, airline Chief Executive Officer Vinod Kannan said that we are happy to announce that Mumbai and Paris are now directly connected, making this our sixth route to Europe. The launch of this eagerly anticipated link is consistent with our plan to establish Mumbai as a key hub for international tourism.
Vistara European Connectivity
Vistara is a 51:49 Joint Venture of TATA Group and Singapore International Airlines. For the past few years, the airline seems to have set its eyes on foreign markets from Mumbai. Initially, it focused mainly on foreign markets out of Delhi.
In total, the airline operates to 3 European destinations: London Heathrow, Frankfurt, and Paris. Currently, Delhi and Mumbai have direct connections to both Frankfurt and London, while Paris is exclusively connected to Delhi. With this new route, all three European cities will get connections to both Delhi as well as Mumbai.
Its soon-to-be partner airline, Air India has split operations to London. The airline operates flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Heathrow, while flights to Tier-II cities are from Gatwick Airport. Ahmedabad, Goa, Amritsar, and Kochi are those cities, which are connected to Gatwick. The airline shifted these operations in March 2023.