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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara increases Delhi – London flights from late-Sep 2020

Vistara from late-September 2020 plans to increase Delhi – London Heathrow service, with the addition of 4th weekly flight.
From 27SEP20, the new service operates on Sundays, with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

UK015 DEL0215 – 0655LHR 789 x246
UK016 LHR1535 – 0415+1DEL 789 x246

Current schedule is listed until 24OCT20. Winter schedule on/after 25OCT20 remains pending.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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UK015 DEL0215 – 0655LHR 789 x246
UK016 LHR1535 – 0415+1DEL 789 x246

Current schedule is listed until 24OCT20. Winter schedule on/after 25OCT20 remains pending.


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That's quite a long layover in LHR, and an even longer layover in DEL.

Where else are they planning to operate their two 789s?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has added an A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TVB.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TNZ.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara expands London service to daily from Dec 2020

15 October 2020

Vistara in winter season plans further service expansion on Delhi – London Heathrow route.
Currently scheduled 4 times weekly, the airline will add 5th weekly flight (Day 6) from 21NOV20, and further expands to daily by 01DEC20.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operates this route.

UK017 DEL1345 – 1745LHR 789 D
UK018 LHR2050 – 1025+1DEL 789 D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara's fifth 787-9 has been ferried from Seattle to Victorville for long term storage.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Vistara's fifth 787-9 has been ferried from Seattle to Victorville for long term storage.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Vistara's fifth 787-9 has been ferried from Seattle to Victorville for long term storage.


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Vistara's fifth 787-9 has been ferried from Seattle to Victorville for long term storage.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has withdrawn an A320, VT-TTC, from the fleet.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/97647-indias-vistara-eyes-direct-us-flights

Vistara eyes direct US flights

24.11.2020

Vistara is evaluating options for non-stop flights between India and the United States, Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan told Reuters.

The airline has seen an increase in demand for direct flights as passengers try to minimise connections in order to avoid unnecessary risk of exposure to COVID-19. Kannan said that he expects the trend to continue in the future, providing opportunities for non-stop services to new long-haul markets.

In addition, prevailing travel restrictions limit the number of airports where Indian citizens can connect.

However, Kannan added that potential flights to the United States would require new aircraft. While Vistara operates two B787-9s and has a further four on firm order from Boeing, these aircraft are configured for medium-haul services. Crucially, they lack crew rest areas. Kannan said that no decision has been taken yet about incremental widebody aircraft.

The Indian full-service carrier currently uses the two widebodies to operate trunk domestic routes in India, as well as services from Delhi Int'l to London Heathrow.

The US-India market is currently served by Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) (from Delhi to Chicago O'Hare, New York JFK, New York Newark, San Francisco, CA, and Washington Dulles, and from Mumbai Int'l to Newark) and United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) (from Newark to Delhi and Mumbai). The routes are among the world's longest non-stop services - flights from the East Coast take around 14 hours, while services to the West Coast clock in at over 16 hours scheduled block time.

Vistara also has plans to expand its European network, add services to Japan, and resume and expand its South-East Asian operations once travel restrictions are lifted.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has added two new A320NEOs to the fleet today, as VT-TQA & VT-TQB.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara's 787-9, the future VT-TSN, has been ferried from Charleston to Victorville today for long term storage.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara starts direct flights to Frankfurt

https://www.airvistara.com/de/en/destinations/frankfurt

Apparently they will fly three days a week starting Feb 18.

Will they use a 789 or a A321Neo on the route?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Vistara starts direct flights to Frankfurt

https://www.airvistara.com/de/en/destinations/frankfurt

Apparently they will fly three days a week starting Feb 18.

Will they use a 789 or a A321Neo on the route?


789 according to their website
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Yet another Vistara 787-9, VT-TSH has been ferried today from Seattle to Victorville for long term storage.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has withdrawn an A320, VT-TTD, from the fleet.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has added two new A320NEOs to the fleet today, as VT-TQC & VT-TYA.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/vistara-starts-operating-flights-on-mumbai-male-route-11614762498674.html

Vistara starts flying on the BOM-MLE sector.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yet another Vistara 787-9, VT-TSH has been ferried today from Seattle to Victorville for long term storage.


Believe me long term prospects of aviation don't look good to me. Hub-and-Spoke is still worse, though necessary at times.

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Vistara has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TQD.
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Vistara has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TQF.
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Vistara has withdrawn an A320, VT-TTF, from the fleet today.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/vistara-seeks-permissions-to-commence-india-us-flights-6831291.html

Vistara seeks permission to commence India-US flights

APRIL 29, 2021

Vistara, the joint venture between Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has sought a foreign air carrier permit to operate flights to the United States.

The full-service carrier Vistara has applied with the US Department of Transportation to operate flights to the US as soon as possible.

The airline is targeting September 1 as the launch date for its flights to the US using Boeing 787 jets. As of April 13, the airline had two Boeing 787-9s in its fleet, seating 299 passengers.
The airline is also expected to take six more deliveries of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft by 2021.

The US and India have signed an Open Skies agreement, and there is heavy traffic between the two countries.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 10:37 pm    Post subject: Vistara launches Delhi Tokyo Reply with quote

https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/vistara-to-start-delhi-tokyo-flights-from-jun-16-under-air-bubble-agreement-121051000579_1.html

UK 083 Wednesday Delhi 03:00 Tokyo 14:50

UK 084 Thursday Tokyo 17:50 Delhi 23:35

Neither the article nor Vistaras website seems to mention which airport in Tokyo. But in their destinations dropdown only HND is listed.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Vistara launches Delhi Tokyo Reply with quote

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/vistara-to-start-delhi-tokyo-flights-from-jun-16-under-air-bubble-agreement-121051000579_1.html

UK 083 Wednesday Delhi 03:00 Tokyo 14:50

UK 084 Thursday Tokyo 17:50 Delhi 23:35

Neither the article nor Vistaras website seems to mention which airport in Tokyo. But in their destinations dropdown only HND is listed.


Why are the airlines of India always choosing the most inconvenient times.

May be in this case this was only slot available, but it is only once a week, couldnt they try for a better slot. I guess they are only looking for O&D on this route with very few connecting traffic.
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https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/103591-indias-vistara-to-make-far-east-asian-debut-in-late-2q21

Vistara to make Far East Asian debut in late 2Q21

13.05.2021

Vistara (UK, Delhi Int'l) has announced it will launch scheduled services between Delhi Int'l and Tokyo Haneda on June 16, 2021, benefitting from the travel bubble established between India and Japan.

"The Far East has been an extremely important geography for our global expansion from the beginning for its tremendous growth potential. We are delighted to add Japan to our international network, under the travel bubble," Chief Executive Leslie Thng said.

The Indian carrier, a 51/49 joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Group, will initially ply the route weekly using its three-class B787-9s.

Tokyo will be Vistara's third long-haul destination after London Heathrow and Frankfurt Int'l and its first in the Far East. The airline's Asian international network currently comprises Dhaka, Kathmandu, Colombo Int'l, Doha Hamad Int'l, Dubai Int'l, and Sharjah.

The India-Japan market is currently served by ANA - All Nippon Airways, JAL - Japan Airlines (both of which connect Haneda to Delhi) and Air India (which flies from the Indian capital to Tokyo Narita), the ch-aviation schedules module shows.

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has withdrawn an A320, VT-TTG, from the fleet today.
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https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/103591-indias-vistara-to-make-far-east-asian-debut-in-late-2q21

Vistara to make Far East Asian debut in late 2Q21

13.05.2021

Vistara (UK, Delhi Int'l) has announced it will launch scheduled services between Delhi Int'l and Tokyo Haneda on June 16, 2021, benefitting from the travel bubble established between India and Japan.

"The Far East has been an extremely important geography for our global expansion from the beginning for its tremendous growth potential. We are delighted to add Japan to our international network, under the travel bubble," Chief Executive Leslie Thng said.

The Indian carrier, a 51/49 joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Group, will initially ply the route weekly using its three-class B787-9s.

Tokyo will be Vistara's third long-haul destination after London Heathrow and Frankfurt Int'l and its first in the Far East. The airline's Asian international network currently comprises Dhaka, Kathmandu, Colombo Int'l, Doha Hamad Int'l, Dubai Int'l, and Sharjah.

The India-Japan market is currently served by ANA - All Nippon Airways, JAL - Japan Airlines (both of which connect Haneda to Delhi) and Air India (which flies from the Indian capital to Tokyo Narita), the ch-aviation schedules module shows.


Not sure if they can start by June 16. Currently only Japanese citizens and certain Japan residents can enter Japan and transits are not allowed, so the traffic will be limited to non existent. They will have to delay may be for at least 3 to 6 months until all Covid related restrictions are lifted.
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Vistara has added an A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TQE.
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Vistara has added an A321NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TVC.
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Vistara Kolkata flight turbulence: One flyer fractures hand, another suffers spinal injury

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Vistara has added an A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TYB.
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https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/106074-indias-vistara-defers-b787-a320neo-deliveries

Vistara defers B787, A320neo deliveries

26.07.2021

Vistara (UK, Delhi Int'l) is in the process of deferring the delivery of its outstanding Airbus and Boeing commitments, Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan told Bloomberg News last week.

“We are spacing out our deliveries and pushing some to next year,” he said in an interview. “There have been commercial discussions to see how we can better match delivery stream to the projected demand.”

Although the carrier, a 51/49 joint venture between India's Tata Group and Singapore Airlines Group, has so far taken delivery of two B787-9s, it has delayed the arrival of its four remaining B787-9s by 12 to 15 months. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, VT-TSH (msn 66528) is slated to arrive in April 2022, followed by VT-TSN (msn 66529) in June. After that, msn 66530 and 66531 will arrive in August and December 2022, respectively. Vistara owns all four.

Kannan highlighted, however, that given plans to expand further into the intercontinental market, Vistara may either re-equip its existing B787s with crew-rest areas or seek out from lessors, aircraft already equipped with them.

“The current aircraft aren’t equipped with crew bunks required for cabin crew and for pilots to have horizontal rest,” he said. “There are aircraft available if we want to lease them with these specifications already built in.”

Concerning the Europeans, with whom Vistara has twelve A320-200Ns directly outstanding alongside a further 15 due via lessors, Kannan said talks with Airbus and lessors were ongoing over a possible reduction in costs or adjustments of payment timetables. Vistara's existing fleet of thirty A320neo and three A321-200NXs are leased from third parties that include ALC Blarney Aircraft (one A320neo), Air Lease Corporation (one A320neo and three A321neo), Avolon (eight A320neo), BOC Aviation (eleven A320neo), and GECAS (eight A320neo). It is also expecting two A321-200Ns.

Given travel restrictions in place resulting from surging COVID numbers, Kannan said Vistara is operating at about 60% of its domestic pre-pandemic capacity. However, under India's special air bubble arrangements with over 27 countries, Vistara can serve Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany.

Plans to expand into the US market by September, however, are in limbo, with no firm commitments given as yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another Vistara 787-9, VT-TSO has been ferried today from Charleston to Kelly Field Airport (San Antonio, TX) for long term storage.
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https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/107248-indias-vistara-gets-thumbs-up-for-us-flights

Vistara gets thumbs-up for US flights

31.08.2021

Vistara has been granted a Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP) by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services between India and the US.

The order, issued on August 24, becomes effective on the 61st day after its submission for a presidential review or the date of receipt of approval from the US President's office, whichever happens earlier.

As reported, Tata SIA Airlines Limited (TSAL) t/a Vistara – a 51/49 joint venture between India’s Tata Sons and the Singapore Airlines Group – on June 2 had received tentative approval from the DOT to its application for an exemption and an FACP. This followed its application on April 28 to launch commercial services to the US on September 1, 2021, using B787-9s, without disclosing any specific routes or destinations.

Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan told Mint in June the airline planned to start direct long-haul flights to the US with B787-9s between October and December 2021.

The airline currently has two B787-9s in the fleet, according to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module. They are currently deployed on routes from its home base in Delhi Int'l to Bangalore Int'l and Chennai (India), and Frankfurt Int'l (Germany), London Heathrow (UK), and Tokyo Haneda (Japan), the ch-aviation PRO airlines module shows. Vistara has four more B787-9s, as well as twenty-seven A320-200Ns and two A321-200Ns on order with plans to expand its operations, especially on the international front.

The carrier flew to medium-haul international destinations such as Singapore Changi, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the UAE before international flights from India were grounded in March 2020 following the outbreak of COVID-19.

According to the DOT order, Vistara now is authorised to conduct:

scheduled flights ferrying passengers, property, and mail from points behind India, via India, and intermediate stations, to a point/s in the US and beyond;
scheduled cargo flights between the US and any other point/s;
charters of passengers, property, and mail between any point/s in India and any point/s in the US, and between any stations in the US and any point/s in a third country or countries. This is provided that, except with respect to cargo charters, such services form part of a continuous operation, with or without a change in aircraft, that includes service to India for the purpose of carrying local traffic between India and the US.
Vistara may also engage in other foreign charters subject to DOT regulations.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has withdrawn an A320, VT-TTJ from the fleet today.
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Vistara has added an A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TQH.
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