Tata-SIA unveils brand name of new airlines 'Vistara'

The airline is likely to start operations in October

Mumbai: The airline, a joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airline, has unveiled the brand names of the new airlines, ‘Vistara’. The airline is likely to start operations in October, subject to DGCA approvals.


The Tata-SIA Airlines plans to fly from Delhi to Mumbai, Goa, Patna, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Hyderabad and Bengaluru in its first year of operations, according to its application for a flying licence filed with the Director General of Civil Aviation. Its plans to operate 87 flights in the first year, with five leased Airbus A-320s, and scale it up to 301 by the fourth year.

Initially, the carrier plans to operate two flights a day to Mumbai, with one of them going to Goa. The initial phase would also see two flights a day each to Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Besides the major metros, the proposed airline would also connect Srinagar, Patna, Chandigarh and Jammu. Under its aggressive expansion plans, it also proposes to add destinations like Chennai, Pune, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Indore and Kochi within the first four years of operations.

( Source : dc/pti )
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