Vistara launched its London route from Delhi under the International Air Bubble Agreement between India and the United Kingdom in 2020 using its Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Since then, it quickly added more flights, using the second 787-9 between Mumbai and London Heathrow, however, it had to cancel that flight given frequent Covid-19 waves in recent times. However, given the air bubbles ended, we all wondered about the future of the route. It turns out, there is good news on that count.
Vistara to continue London Heathrow operations from Delhi and go daily on May 1, 2022
Vistara, till last week, was operating the Delhi – London Heathrow flight and return (UK17/UK18) five times a week. However, this was still under the air bubble arrangement between India and the United Kingdom. As the Air Bubble arrangement came to an end on March 26, 2022, Vistara has now secured a slot at London Heathrow, as per the slot coordinator for London Heathrow Airport.
As you can see, Vistara managed to get 434 ATMs in the Summer 2022 schedule, which means, they can take off and land once a day at London Heathrow airport. Here is a screen grab from the airport slot coordinator’s website.
Vistara is now going to progressively use these slots and go daily on the Delhi – London Heathrow route in the coming weeks. In April 2022, they are offering flights six days a week, excluding Thursday and effective May 1, 2022, they will do daily on these flights. The inventory for all seven days a week has already been uploaded on the Vistara website and is being sold already.
Vistara will go daily on flights between Delhi and London Heathrow as of May 1, 2022, and in the meanwhile will operate flights six days a week between Delhi and London for the coming four weeks. This should help the summer travellers to London, as well as those who are looking to travel on business after two years of Grounding.
What do you make of Vistara going daily to London Heathrow from Delhi?
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