Vistara, a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, operated its first long-haul flight from Delhi to London Heathrow with its brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The flight departed from Delhi at 0215 hrs (IST) and landed in London at 0655 hrs (BST). Vistara is operating special, non-stop flights under the bilateral ‘transport bubble’ from 28 August to 24 October 2020 and will fly thrice a week between the two cities.
Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Leslie Thng, said, “Though not regular scheduled flights, we are excited about starting operations to Vistara ’s first long-haul destination. This, in many ways, marks the beginning of a new phase of growth in the global skies for Vistara. This also gives us the opportunity to introduce India’s finest and only five-star airline to London.”
“On this very popular route, the flyers now have the choice of experiencing unmatched comfort complemented by high standards of safety and hygiene”, he further added.
Vistara will accept all eligible customers meeting visa/entry requirements in both the countries, as specified by the respective government bodies. Vistara strongly encourages its customers to fully understand the relevant guidelines before making their bookings.
Vistara is India’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and Tripadvisor and has also been the winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards. In a short span of over five years since starting operations, Vistara has raised the bar for operations and service delivery in the Indian aviation industry by offering the finest flying experience to travelers.
TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a 51:49 joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA). Vistara brings together Tata’s and SIA’s legendary hospitality and renowned service excellence to offer the finest full-service flying experience in India. Vistara commenced its commercial operations on January 9, 2015, with an aim to set new standards in the aviation industry in India and it today connects destinations across India and abroad. The airline has a fleet of 43 aircraft, including 34 Airbus A320, one Airbus A321neo, six Boeing B737-800NG, and two Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, and has flown more than 20 million customers since starting operations.