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  • Here's what combined Air India will look like by 2024 Nov 30, 2022 03:57 PM IST

    Here's what combined Air India will look like by 2024

    Air India's market share in the domestic market will jump from around 9 percent in October 2022 to around 27 percent after the amalgamation. Vistara and Air Asia India currently control 9.2 and 7.6 percent of the current market share.

  • Air India-Vistara Merger | Smaller rivals to come under pressure: Aviation expert Nov 30, 2022 03:44 PM IST

    Air India-Vistara Merger | Smaller rivals to come under pressure: Aviation expert

    The merging airlines may have to make adjustments while integrating their workforces, with Vistara having relatively younger employees.

  • SIA's financial outlay for Vistara-AI merger 'minimal' considering 25.1% stake buy in AI Nov 30, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    SIA's financial outlay for Vistara-AI merger 'minimal' considering 25.1% stake buy in AI

    Singapore Airlines (SIA), which commenced services to India more than 50 years ago, expects to immediately gain exposure to an entity that is four to five times larger in scale post the merger.

  • Vistara merger to help Air India achieve 30% domestic market share faster Nov 29, 2022 07:07 PM IST

    Vistara merger to help Air India achieve 30% domestic market share faster

    The merger announcement could be followed by the much-awaited fleet renewal deal, which may have been kept on hold till now.

  • How the Air India-Vistara merger will be completed in 16 months by March 2024 Nov 29, 2022 06:57 PM IST

    How the Air India-Vistara merger will be completed in 16 months by March 2024

    The promoters of Air India and Vistara, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Tata Sons, on November 29 announced, that they have agreed to merge Air India and Vistara in a deal, where SIA plans to invest Rs 20,585 million ($250 million) in Air India to acquire 25.1 percent stake in the enlarged Air India group.

  • On JRD Tata's death anniversary, a new aviation major is born as Air India merges with Vistara Nov 29, 2022 06:14 PM IST

    On JRD Tata's death anniversary, a new aviation major is born as Air India merges with Vistara

    Commenting on the Air India-Vistara merger, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekharan said it is "an important milestone in our journey to make Air India a truly world-class airline".

  • Vistara CEO to Employees: Business as usual until lengthy merger with Air India is complete Nov 29, 2022 05:32 PM IST

    Vistara CEO to Employees: Business as usual until lengthy merger with Air India is complete

    Addressing the concerns of over 4,700 employees of the airline, Vinod Kannan said they should "not worry and speculate" about their future.

  • Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons to merge Air India, Vistara Nov 29, 2022 04:24 PM IST

    Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons to merge Air India, Vistara

    The merger, which is aimed to be completed by March 2024, will give SIA a 25.1% stake in an enlarged Air India group with a significant presence in all key market segments.

  • Uncertainty over corporate travel returns as global slowdown looms Nov 22, 2022 05:36 PM IST

    Uncertainty over corporate travel returns as global slowdown looms

    Soaring inflation, geopolitical issues and the risk of a global recession are resulting in companies cutting back on corporate travel in India

  • What will the restructured Tata airlines look like? Nov 18, 2022 05:32 PM IST

    What will the restructured Tata airlines look like?

    The impact will be the most on IndiGo, which is already starting to face intense competition on some key routes like never before.

  • Tata Group plans to merge carriers under Air India, scrap Vistara brand Nov 17, 2022 09:05 PM IST

    Tata Group plans to merge carriers under Air India, scrap Vistara brand

    India’s largest conglomerate is considering scrapping the Vistara brand, which is Singapore Airlines Ltd’s local affiliate in the South Asian nation; Singapore Airlines is evaluating the size of the stake it should take in the combined entity.

  • Vistara to start flights on Mumbai-Muscat route from December 12 Nov 12, 2022 10:35 PM IST

    Vistara to start flights on Mumbai-Muscat route from December 12

    Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan said the airline was excited to expand presence in the Middle East with the addition of Muscat as the fourth city in the region.

  • Domestic airfares unlikely to drop back to pre-COVID levels as airlines battle cost surge Nov 11, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    Domestic airfares unlikely to drop back to pre-COVID levels as airlines battle cost surge

    Airlines are in no mood to start a fare war at a time when global supply chains are disrupted and fuel prices are still at very high levels after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

  • Vistara's transfer of Boeing 737s to Air India Express is a win-win for both Nov 04, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    Vistara's transfer of Boeing 737s to Air India Express is a win-win for both

    For Vistara, it would mean one step closer to being an airline with all new-age aircraft while Air India Express will get the much-needed strength for expansion.

  • Air India Express to lease 2 Boeing 737 planes from Vistara Oct 26, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Air India Express to lease 2 Boeing 737 planes from Vistara

    Both Air India Express and Vistara are part of the Tata group, which also has Air India and AirAsia India under its wings.

  • Under ECLGS, interest rates for loans to Indian airlines are virtually double that of banks: Govt officials Oct 21, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Under ECLGS, interest rates for loans to Indian airlines are virtually double that of banks: Govt officials

    High interest rates puts the viability of the scheme in question, at a time when airlines are struggling to make ends meet due to high ATF prices.

  • As Air India advertises flights to London Heathrow and Vistara gets a foot in the door, a fight is looming for the remaining slots Oct 21, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    As Air India advertises flights to London Heathrow and Vistara gets a foot in the door, a fight is looming for the remaining slots

    All eyes are on what IndiGo and SpiceJet do. Both airlines have in the past filed for slots at London Heathrow, and SpiceJet had come very close to launching flights, having started the sale of seats as well, before it pulled out.

  • DGCA allows 21,941 flights departures per week, 1.6% lower YoY Oct 21, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    DGCA allows 21,941 flights departures per week, 1.6% lower YoY

    Last year the winter schedule had seen a 4.4 percent reduction.

  • The Tatas are planning a mother of mergers — the bane of Indian aviation Oct 17, 2022 10:29 AM IST

    The Tatas are planning a mother of mergers — the bane of Indian aviation

    The Tatas’ aviation business is sitting on a chunk of assets that may be a challenge to streamline. At many airports across the country, the combined Tata group offering is bigger than IndiGo

  • Nikhil Chinapa finds insect on Vistara flight, shares video Oct 15, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Nikhil Chinapa finds insect on Vistara flight, shares video

    DJ Nikhil Chinapa tweeted a video of an insect crawling inside his Vistara flight early this morning.

  • Jet Airways CEO tweets in support of Vistara after viral pic of cockroach in airline meal Oct 15, 2022 11:36 AM IST

    Jet Airways CEO tweets in support of Vistara after viral pic of cockroach in airline meal

    Jet Airways CEO Sanjiv Kapoor raised doubts about the authenticity of a picture showing a small insect in a meal served on a Vistara flight.

  • Singapore Airlines, Tata Group in talks over integration of Vistara and Air India Oct 13, 2022 03:50 PM IST

    Singapore Airlines, Tata Group in talks over integration of Vistara and Air India

    "The discussions seek to deepen the existing partnership between SIA and Tata, and may include a potential integration of Vistara and Air India," Singapore Airlines said in a statement.

  • Amid expanding fleet, Vistara looks to hire AirAsia India pilots on deputation Oct 10, 2022 09:03 PM IST

    Amid expanding fleet, Vistara looks to hire AirAsia India pilots on deputation

    Both airlines are part of the Tata group and the latest move indicates efforts to have more synergy as well as optimal use of manpower among group carriers.

  • Tata, Singapore Airlines may consolidate Vistara, Air India as a part of strategy Sep 27, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    Tata, Singapore Airlines may consolidate Vistara, Air India as a part of strategy

    The two companies plan to merge Tata SIA Airlines Ltd, their joint venture which operates Vistara, and Air India Ltd, which Tata group acquired last year. In a new joint venture, Singapore Airlines could own a minority stake of as much as 25% in Air India and Vistara, according to the people aware of the matter.

  • Interline with Air India and Vistara but codeshare with IndiGo: Understanding Virgin's India plan Sep 27, 2022 06:42 AM IST

    Interline with Air India and Vistara but codeshare with IndiGo: Understanding Virgin's India plan

    The codeshare allows Virgin Atlantic customers to connect to and from seven additional cities in India, which will expand to cover a total of 16 destinations later