Vistara will establish almost twice its fleet to 42 aircraft by this prosecutor

New Delhi, November 4 () The Vistara airline will almost double the size of its fleet to 42 planes for this fiscal purpose compared to 22 planes in March 2019, the full-service company said on Monday.

Recently it introduced three Airbus A320neo aircraft with improved operational performance and cockpit features such as seat sockets, USB charging ports and PED (personal electronic device) brackets, taking fleet size 35.

The airline will induce six more A320neo aircraft in December 2019, after which it will get two of the six wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner it ordered last year and an A321neo Airbus between January and March 2020, the airline said. .

The wide-body aircraft that will be installed from next year will be used for long-haul flights that will probably connect India with Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

With this, from 22 aircraft in March 2019, the airline will bring the fleet size to 42 by March 2020, said Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited.

The central government is willing to divest its participation in the other full-service airline of India, Air India, and it is likely that Expressions of Interest (EOI) will be invited from private players in the coming weeks.

Leslie Thng, executive director of Vistara, said Monday: With the expansion of our fleet, we will continue to expand our national and international network, including the start of medium and long-range international flights in 2020.

The cities added in the last seven months to the Vistara network are Bangkok, Colombo, Dibrugarh, Dubai, Indore, Jodhpur, Khajuraho, Patna, Singapore, Thiruvananthapuram and Udaipur.

The expansion has led Vistara to operate about 1400 weekly flights today, more than 70 percent of the 800 weekly flights it operated at the end of March 2019, said the airline, which began commercial operations on January 9, 2015. Vistara has taken the count of destinations in its network from 23 to 34, spread throughout India and at the same time entering the international market, with plans to add more multiple destinations and increase frequencies in the key routes existing in the coming months he explained. . DSP SMN SMN