Vistara operates first long-haul flight from Delhi to London
Vistara said it will fly thrice a week between Delhi and London from August 28 to October 24.
August 28, 2020 / 02:00 PM IST
Two years after AirAsia India took to the skies, Vistara began operating, from January 2015.
Vistara on August 28 operated its first long-haul flight from Delhi to London. The airlines said it will fly thrice a week between the two cities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airline in a statement said it will operate special, non-stop flights under the bilateral "transport bubble" from August 28 to October 24.
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The first Delhi-London flight was operated with its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
"Though not regular scheduled flights, we are excited about starting operations to our first long-haul destination. This, in many ways, marks the beginning of a new phase of growth in the global skies for Vistara. This also gives us the opportunity to introduce India’s finest and only five-star airline to London," Vistara's Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thng said.
Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, previously said it sought permission to operate flights to Paris and Frankfurt.
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