Vistara: daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai to Singapore start August 6

Vistara: daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai to Singapore start August 6

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.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

6 comments

  • Aleks Popovic

    SYDINI

    11 Jul, 2019 07:18 pm

    Someone has to fill the void that Jet Airways left...
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    Neil R

  • aklrunway

    aklrunway

    12 Jul, 2019 09:09 am

    Vistara are outstanding
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  • reeves35

    reeves35

    12 Jul, 2019 09:54 am

    This still doesn't solve Qantas' problem of not having a consistent partner to connect its pax into India. Previously Qantas and Jet offered a well-timed scissor hub in SIN meaning one-stop flights from most AU capital cities to most major Indian cities. Vistara's links with SQ mean it is unlikely to fill the void.

    Currently Qantas frequent flyers from AU travelling to India have the option of Sri Lankan connecting in Colombo (MEL only), MH with limited flights via KUL or longer trips using CX via Hong Kong or EK via Dubai.
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  • jf80

    jf80

    12 Jul, 2019 10:17 am

    Qantas now allow SQ & MI via SIN, TG & PG via BKK, AI via SIN, BKK or HKG. Admittedly you will not get Qantas FF but there are alternatives.
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  • patrickk

    patrickk

    12 Jul, 2019 01:40 pm

    The Hong Kong hub works well for me. I use it for Dhaka and kolkata flights but QF now have a code share on broader group of CX flights. Colombo is good for southern India Chennai et al.
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  • Jackson

    Jackson

    13 Jul, 2019 02:35 am

    Given that Qantas does now allow bookings on the SIN-DEL/BOM flight on SQ, surely some kind of codeshare on these new UK sectors could be possible. In any case it’s great that QFFs never have to fly a QF sector on 9W again!
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21 Jul, 2019 12:53 pm

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