Vistara, the full-service carrier which counts Tata and Singapore Airlines as parents, has moved one step forward toward flying Internationally. Yesterday, the airline received their 21st aircraft. As per the latest Indian regulations, an airline needs to have a minimum of 20 aircraft to be able to start flying abroad. Oddly enough, smaller airlines from other countries can fly into India, but for Indian carriers, this is the new norm.
Vistara has patiently built a differentiated product in the Indian market, which includes many firsts, including a Premium Economy class, good food, a lounge of their own, and hospitable service.
For the record, here is the 21st Aircraft, under a rainbow, looking pretty, before delivery from Toulouse.
However, it seems, as per Bloomberg, the airline will continue with Airbus for their narrowbody fleet and go with Boeing for the widebodies.
While Vistara has not themselves commented on their fleet decision, or their international destinations, Business Standard reports that they will fly from Delhi to Bangkok and Colombo in the winter schedule of 2018. We should expect an announcement on the international schedule anytime now!