Tata and Singapore airline’s joint venture Vistara airline launched first flight from Delhi – Mumbai, to increase the competition in the domestic airlines aviation market.
The launch of Vistara marks the re-entry of the Tata Group in the airlines business after over of six decades. Vistara will be the third full service domestic airline carrier in the country after Air India and private carrier Jet Airways.
The Tata Group had been announced during the last year in September, about the joint venture with Singapore airlines to launch a Vistara a full service carrier in the country. Earlier also two JV partners were attempted to enter in domestic skies but they vain.
The airline applied to the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) in April last years for flying permit , but the airline could get the permit late last year (I.e., almost after nine months).
On 18th December last year, Vistasra announced about his launch operation from 9th January with first flight Delhi to Mumbai and Ahmadabad. Vistara, have two leased A 320s as now, will operate 148-seater Airbus A 320-200 with 16 seats in business class, 36 in premium economy and 96 in economy on these routes.
Vistara will operate flight from base Delhi to Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Jammu and Patna in the first year. Vistara had also planned to submit the time of applying for air operator permit to DGCA.
It also plan to operate 8 flight in first year and also scale-up to 301 flight fourth year.