Vistara has inaugurated its new service from Delhi to London Heathrow, making it the carrier’s first destination in Europe.
The airline will operate the route as ‘special flights’ from August 28 to September 30. The flights will be offered three times per week and have been introduced as part of a bilateral Air Travel Arrangement (‘transport bubble’) between India and the United Kingdom. However, these flights are only available for selected passenger groups, as leisure travelling to India remains prohibited.
In addition to London, Vistara also plans to operate similar temporary services to Paris and Frankfurt, subject to necessary regulatory approvals.
The long-haul international flights are being operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline currently has two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets in its fleet. The carrier’s first 787 was delivered in February, shortly before the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, and the second 787 arrived just two weeks ago.
Furthermore, Vistara operates Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 family aircraft, including Airbus A320neo and A321neo jets.
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