Dhaka: Indian carrier Vistara has announced to launch flights to Singapore, its first international destination, after receiving approval to operate international flights from the Indian government.
The airline will be launching two new routes to Singapore from both Delhi and Mumbai airports in India. This comes after months of speculation and final approval in March where a special committee of cabinet ministers finally gave the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines joint venture permission to fly internationally.
From Delhi, the flights to Singapore will commence on August 6 and from Mumbai on August 7. The routes will be operated by Boeing 737-800NG aircraft that were recently part of the now-defunct Jet Airways fleet.
The aircraft will feature a two-cabin configuration of business and economy class and will not feature premium economy which is found on the carrier’s Airbus A320 aircraft.
This is a major step for the airline as it strengthens its footprint in India with continued expansion domestically, in the wake of Jet Airways collapse, and now internationally with two routes to Singapore.