Indian full-service airline Vistara is soon going to launch its international flights in August with Singapore as its first destination.
Vistara CEO Leslie Thng has stated that they are excited to start with
Singapore as their first international destination which will be seen as golden opportunity for corporate, business as well as leisure travel.
The carrier which is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Ltd will launch one daily flight from Delhi and one from Mumbai to the city-state, a popular destination for Indian travelers.
Vistara airline is anticipating that the launch of international flights will give them greater scale to growth and profitability.
The new services could also ease pressure on international airfares from India, which rose by as much as 32% after the collapse of Jet Airways Ltd in April.
Vistara met the requirement of having more than 20 jets needed for international flights in June 2018.
The Jet collapse, which has also pushed up domestic prices, led Vistara to add 6 Boeing Co 737s to its previously all-Airbus SE A320 fleet to fill a supply gap.
It is expected that 737s flights will be used for Singapore destination.
The airline has ordered 6 long-range Boeing 787s, which will arrive from next year, giving it the ability to launch flights to more distant destinations.