Vistara airline, a joint venture of Tata-SIA, started its flight operation in India on 9 January 2015. Vistara flight took off with its first flight from Delhi to Mumbai.
Vistara will be the third full-service carrier in India, after state-run Air India and private carrier Jet Airways.
In December 2014, Vistara announced the launch of its operation from 9 January 2015 with flight from Delhi to Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
At present, Vistara has two leased A320s and will operate 148-seater Airbus A320-200 with 16 seats in business class, 36 in premium economy and 96 in economy on Delhi to Mumbai and Ahmedabad routes.
Further, Vistara airline will operate flights from Delhi to Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Jammu and Patna in the first year.
The airlines also plan to operate 87 flights in the first year, with five leased Airbus A-320s. Later the airline plans up to 301 flights by the fourth year with a fleet of A320s.
In 2014, Tata Group announced the joint venture of 51:49 with Singapore Airlines (SIA) to launch a full-service carrier in India.
Who: Vistara airline
When: 9 January 2015