Monday, June 27, 2022

Vistara adds 12 new planes, fleet crosses 50 aircrafts

Vistara Airlines, which completed seven years of its operations announced its fleet has crossed 50 aircraft with over 12 planes added in the last 21 months alone despite pandemic challenges.

In addition to this, Vistara said it has flown 30 million passengers since its launch on January 9, 2015 in both domestic and overseas markets, the airline said in a statement. The Delhi-based airline started flying on international routes from August 2019. The airline has expanded its fleet by over 25 per cent since April 2020, to have 51 aircraft as on date, it said. Vistara’s fleet comprises of Airbus A320, A320neo, A321neo, Boeing 737 and B787 planes.

Vistara has also significantly grown its global network to include seven new destinations across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, the statement added. According to the airline, it has registered a growth of 3.3 percentage points in market share, since July 2020, having grown from 4.2 per cent in July 2020 to 7.5 per cent in November 2021.

“Vistara entered the aviation market at a time when many in India believed that there was no place for another full-service airline, and yet, in a remarkably short span of time, it became ‘India’s best airline’. All of us at Vistara are truly grateful to our customers, partners and shareholders who have supported this dream of building a world-class airline that India can be proud of,” said Vinod Kannan, Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer, who took over the reins of the airline from Leslie Thng on January 1 this year.

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