Vistara, a new Indian airline, has launched
flights between Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and
Mumbai's GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
airline, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, is operating
148-seat Airbus A320-200 aircraft on the route.
The aircraft have a three-class configuration
with 16 seats in Business, 26 seats in Premium Economy, and 96
seats in Economy.
Sharma, the Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil
Aviation said, “Though India is projected to be the third largest
aviation market globally by 2020, and the sector opening up to
allow 49 % FDI will attract many new players, the focus will be on
safety and quality, which is more important. Also it is the prime
minister’s vision to develop India as a leading tourism hub and
connectivity is imperative to achieve this. So we welcome
Mr Goh Choon Phong, CEO,
Singapore Airlines said, “India’s aviation market has been
expanding rapidly and we have been eager to directly participate
in and contribute towards this growth story for many years. We are
confident that Vistara will help to stimulate market demand and
provide economic benefits to India, and are committed to
supporting Vistara to deliver on its brand promise to Indian
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