Indian airline Vistara will begin flying to Singapore from August 6, with daily services from Delhi and Mumbai.
Vistara – a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata – will run the flights on Boeing 737 jets, and plans to grow its fledgling international network with the addition of six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners starting in 2020.
Singapore is not only a popular destination for Indian travellers but is also a hub for many passengers from Australia, who fly to India via the city-state with Singapore Airlines and its regional arm SIlkAir.
“We’re excited to start with Singapore as our first international destination, which we see as a very important market given the opportunities it presents for corporate, business as well as leisure travel,” said Vistara CEO Leslie Thng in welcoming the airline's first international routes.
Vistara's Boeing 737s have eight business class seats with a 40-44" pitch and 7" recline, an extendable leg rest and foot rest.
Passengers have a checked baggage allowance 30kg to 40kg depending on the type of business class fare they choose (Value, Standard or Flexi), with lounge access provided by Vistara and partner lounges.
The 156 economy seats have a 30” pitch and 3.5” recline, with included checked luggage allowances of 15kg for Lite and Standard fares and 20kg for Flexi fares.