Just this week we told you about GoAir’s international operations, taking off later this year. While the airline plans to connect Mumbai and Phuket with a direct flight, can Delhi be far behind? We also hear that Vistara’s international operations may commence starting October this year, connecting Delhi to Phuket and Colombo.
The airline is in the process of seeking necessary approvals from various authorities and finalizing their international operations plans. There have been no announcements yet about the launch of these routes, but if they indeed plan to start flying internationally by end of October, we could expect the announcement soon.
While there are no direct flights between Delhi and Phuket, Air India and SriLankan Airlines have been flying to Colombo from Delhi for quite some time now. Now with Vistara entering the fray, it would be interesting to see how the other two airlines react to this development, especially on the pricing front.
Vistara’s management has always been clear about their intentions of the airline becoming a global airline. And while the A320neos should help them fly on shorter routes, they are already in the process of picking up Boeing 787-9s for their medium-to-long-haul operations.
I personally am a fan of Vistara’s service, both on the ground and onboard (The Starbucks coffee served in the premium economy being of the highlights). While I don’t get to fly Vistara as often as I’d like to, I am looking forward to seeing what they have in store for passengers flying abroad.
Vistara’s foray into international markets is great news for Indian flyers. The airline has already proved to be a force to reckon with when it comes to passenger experience on the domestic front, and we hope that they keep up with their high standards on their international routes too.
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