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  • Tata Group, Singapore Airlines infuse Rs 585 crore in Vistara: Report Nov 23, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Tata Group, Singapore Airlines infuse Rs 585 crore in Vistara: Report

    The infusion is for maintaining liquidity, covering fixed costs and making payments to lesser,

  • COVID-19 impact | Air passengers are booking whole business class, even entire aircraft, to keep distancing Nov 20, 2020 01:56 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Air passengers are booking whole business class, even entire aircraft, to keep distancing

    The trend has picked up since the Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines joint venture let customers book their adjacent seats to ensure social distancing.

  • Air ticket refund conundrum: Why is Vistara not returning GST component of tickets? Nov 05, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    Air ticket refund conundrum: Why is Vistara not returning GST component of tickets?

    This would mean customers may lose out 5 percent - equivalent to the GST rate - on an economy seat, and 12 percent on a business class ticket that got cancelled because of the pandemic.

  • Analysis: A realistic estimate of when airline traffic can return to pre-COVID levels Nov 05, 2020 12:56 PM IST

    Analysis: A realistic estimate of when airline traffic can return to pre-COVID levels

    Unless the cap on flights of airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara is eased, a full recovery by the year-end seems unlikely for India's aviation sector

  • Vistara to start Delhi-Doha flights from November 19 under air bubble pact Nov 04, 2020 07:01 PM IST

    Vistara to start Delhi-Doha flights from November 19 under air bubble pact

    The airline will operate its Airbus A320neo twice a week between the two cities, on Thursdays and Sundays, as part of the bilateral ‘transport bubble’ agreement between the two countries.

  • Aviation industry to reach pre-COVID level by April 2021, says senior Vistara official Nov 04, 2020 02:39 PM IST

    Aviation industry to reach pre-COVID level by April 2021, says senior Vistara official

    Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan expects Vistara to reach 60 percent capacity by the end of 2020, and added that the pandemic has impacted fleet expansion plans for the airline.

  • Vistara to start flights to Bangladesh from November 5 under air bubble pact Oct 27, 2020 04:11 PM IST

    Vistara to start flights to Bangladesh from November 5 under air bubble pact

    Vistara’s announcement comes a day after budget carrier SpiceJet said it will operate flights to Dhaka and port city Chittagong from India from November 5, using bilateral traffic rights under the air bubble pact.

  • UK calling: Vistara to ramp up Delhi-London service; Virgin will start direct flights to Manchester Oct 15, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    UK calling: Vistara to ramp up Delhi-London service; Virgin will start direct flights to Manchester

    Vistara will fly daily from Delhi, and Vistara will connect Mumbai and Delhi with Manchester

  • Working on leaner cost structure, raising additional revenue to minimise COVID-19 impact, says Vistara Sep 25, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    Working on leaner cost structure, raising additional revenue to minimise COVID-19 impact, says Vistara

    The JV airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines had incurred a loss of Rs 1,814 crore in FY20

  • Tata vs Mistry:  Shapoorji Pallonji Group's comment on Tata's aviation business may have touched a nerve, but is it correct? Sep 23, 2020 03:08 PM IST

    Tata vs Mistry: Shapoorji Pallonji Group's comment on Tata's aviation business may have touched a nerve, but is it correct?

    Both Vistara and AirAsia India are yet to report profits. But is it fair to single them out?

  • Vistara CEO Leslie Thng says no layoffs; salary cuts to be reviewed in January 2021 Sep 20, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Vistara CEO Leslie Thng says no layoffs; salary cuts to be reviewed in January 2021

    Domestic airlines industry has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent suspension of local and international flight services.

  • Indian airlines seek $1.5 billion interest-free credit line from government Sep 16, 2020 08:26 PM IST

    Indian airlines seek $1.5 billion interest-free credit line from government

    The airlines are appealing to banks and other lenders to defer repayment of loans to the aviation industry by six months, the minister added.

  • 28.32 lakh domestic air passengers in August, 76% lower than in August 2019: DGCA Sep 16, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    28.32 lakh domestic air passengers in August, 76% lower than in August 2019: DGCA

    While IndiGo carried 16.82 lakh passengers, a 59.4 percent share of the total domestic market, SpiceJet flew 3.91 lakh passengers, which is 13.8 percent share of the total market, the DGCA data noted.

  • DGCA begins special safety audit of IndiGo, Vistara Sep 15, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    DGCA begins special safety audit of IndiGo, Vistara

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has already completed a similar exercise on Ajay Singh-owned private carrier SpiceJet and state-run Air India, as per the official.

  • Vistara, Japan Airlines ink partnership to offer frequent flyer benefits Sep 02, 2020 01:18 PM IST

    Vistara, Japan Airlines ink partnership to offer frequent flyer benefits

    At present, Club Vistara members can earn and redeem CV Points when travelling on other partner airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, and United Airlines.

  • COVID-19 impact: Vistara introduces 3 days of leave without pay for pilots in September Sep 01, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Vistara introduces 3 days of leave without pay for pilots in September

    On June 30, the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture carrier had announced a 5-10 percent salary cut for 40 percent of its 4,000-strong workforce till December.

  • Vistara operates first long-haul flight from Delhi to London Aug 28, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    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.

  • Vistara launches scheme allowing passengers to upgrade seats through bidding system Aug 25, 2020 03:51 PM IST

    Vistara launches scheme allowing passengers to upgrade seats through bidding system

    The new scheme is a way "to offset revenue losses experienced in 2020" and "leverage the higher capacity in superior cabins", the airline said in a statement.

  • Vistara's first A321neo aircraft to enter commercial operations from August 20 Aug 19, 2020 08:24 PM IST

    Vistara's first A321neo aircraft to enter commercial operations from August 20

    The aircraft's first flight would be on the Delhi-Chennai route, the full-service carrier said in a statement on August 19.

  • How the virus upset Vistara’s big flight plans for London Heathrow Aug 19, 2020 10:13 AM IST

    How the virus upset Vistara’s big flight plans for London Heathrow

    The Tata-Singapore Airlines JV was excitedly preparing for the launch of flights from New Delhi to Heathrow airport, but COVID-19 turned all its plans on their head

  • Vistara to operate flights between Delhi and London from August 28 as part of India-UK air bubble Aug 18, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Vistara to operate flights between Delhi and London from August 28 as part of India-UK air bubble

    The airline will deploy its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the route and will fly thrice a week between the two cities on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Vistara receives its first 188-seater Airbus A321neo aircraft Jul 24, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Vistara receives its first 188-seater Airbus A321neo aircraft

    With the A321neo aircraft, the airline has a fleet of 42 aircraft now with 34 Airbus A320neo aircraft, six Boeing B737-800NG aircraft and the B787-9 plane.

  • What value does Air India still bring to a suitor like the Tatas? Jul 22, 2020 11:18 AM IST

    What value does Air India still bring to a suitor like the Tatas?

    Air India has long been struggling to stay aloft. So does make sense for a suitor to launch a bid?

  • 19.84 lakh passengers flew domestically in June, load factor of airlines remained low: DGCA Jul 17, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    19.84 lakh passengers flew domestically in June, load factor of airlines remained low: DGCA

    'The passenger load factor in the month of June 2020 has shown a sharp decline due to limited air operations because of the COVID-19 outbreak,' the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

  • Flying during COVID-19 times: Of half-empty flights, social distancing and now an offer to buy adjacent seats Jul 10, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    Flying during COVID-19 times: Of half-empty flights, social distancing and now an offer to buy adjacent seats

    Vistara's offer - and other airlines will soon follow - to let customers book adjacent seats too, has again set off a debate on the middle seat

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