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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/vistara-joins-global-airlines-body-iata-ahead-of-intl-ops/1296871

Vistara joins global airlines' body IATA ahead of int'l ops

Apr 26

Vistara has joined the 280-members global airlines' body IATA ahead of its plans to launch international operations by the second half of this year.

Till now, only two Indian carriers - Air India and Jet Airways - were part of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has 280 airlines as its members, representing as much as 83 per cent of the total air traffic across 120 countries.

The membership will enable Vistara to collaborate with other international member airlines for codeshare and interline agreements, and provide a seamless travel through an extended global network to the passengers to and from India, the airline said in a release.

"We're extremely proud to join the international community of IATA members. This membership couldn't have come at a better time as we gear up to launch our international operations soon," Vistara chief executive officer Leslie Thng said in a release.

The Delhi-headquartered full service carrier had earlier in September last year completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), a pre-requisite for an IATA membership.

"We welcome Vistara as IATA"s newest member airline. India is a key aviation market " it is expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2024. We look forward to working with Vistara in shaping IATA's priorities for India and the global aviation industry," IATA regional vice president for Asia Pacific Conrad Clifford said.

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/vistara-offers-chef-on-board-for-business-premium-economy-fliers/articleshow/63984509.cms

Vistara offers chef-on-board for business, premium economy fliers

May 01, 2018

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the domestic skies, Vistara today launched a chef on-Board programme in partnership with the airline’s caterers, Taj SATS Air Catering Limited.

“Chef on-Board is an innovative and first of its kind initiative in India where uniformed chefs will take direct and instant customer feedback on the new menu introduced today across the network. To launch the program, renowned Taj SATS Group Chef Culinary Development Chef Rajeev Bansal was on board UK970 BOM-DEL and UK 977 DEL-BOM today to interact with the customers in Business and Premium Economy class, seeking their opinion and gauging their reaction to the newly introduced menu. Going forward, Chef Bansal will be available periodically on select flights across Vistara’s network to ensure Vistara’s in-flight catering remains the best food and beverage experience in the skies,” the airline said in a release.

“Vistara has developed an enviable reputation for its food, and with the Chef on-Board initiative in partnership with Taj SATS and the launch of our new menu, we intend to take the experience to a different level altogether. The new menu features all-time Indian, Asian, and Continental favourites, and is based on providing the kind of food choices one would look forward to when going out to eat with friends and family in a nice restaurant.

With Chef on-Board, we want to ensure that we get feedback directly from our customers to help us make the Vistara dining experience even more fulfilling and memorable,” Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy and Commercial officer of Vistara was quoted in the release.

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https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/airlines-aviation/flight-plan-vistaras-737max-thinking-signals-likely-fleet-change/1177582/

Vistara’s 737Max thinking signals likely fleet change

May 23, 2018

Vistara is mulling a Boeing 737Max order, which indicates a possible fleet change by the airline from its current aircraft type of Airbus A320s, multiple sources within the industry and the airline told FE. Since Vistara’s current fleet of Airbus A320s is all leased, these aircraft can be returned.

Sources within the airline confirmed that pilots have already been initiated into Max training and the ones hired from SpiceJet have been told by the airline that they need not go in for a conversion training from Boeing to Airbus aircraft type, as SpiceJet is a Boeing fleet and any change of aircraft type needs a conversion training. Other sources indicated that computer-based training on the Max aircraft module is also under way even as it is sending its commercial pilot licence (CPL) holders for a Max training schedule.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-02/boeing-is-said-to-win-order-from-singapore-air-s-india-affiliate

Boeing Wins Dreamliner Order From Singapore Air's India Affiliate

June 2, 2018

Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner is poised to win an order from Vistara, the Indian affiliate of Singapore Airlines Ltd., dealing a blow to Airbus SE’s competing A330neo, according to people familiar with the development.

Vistara opted for six 787s with an option to buy four more, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the information isn’t public. Vistara is considering between the 787-9 and the 787-10 version, which could fly non-stop to European destinations such as London, said one of the people. The most expensive model of the Dreamliner has a list price of $325.8 million, making the order from the Indian carrier worth as much as $3.3 billion, including options.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the last time I check, there wasn't much price difference between B787 and A330neo. However, fuel consumption would be vastly different.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Virgin Atlantic and Vistara should swap their IATA codes - UK would be good for Virgin Atlantic and VS for Vistara. Very Happy
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http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/zero-fees-for-cancellation-says-vistara-airlines/article24138627.ece

Zero fees for cancellation, says Vistara

June 11, 2018

Vistara has become the first airline to implement zero fees for cancellation and ticket changes for a certain category of tickets, if done upto 72 hours before departure, something that the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) had proposed in the new Passenger Charter.

The changes that came into effect from June 9 are applicable for Vistara customers booking its Flexi fares. This will also be valid on tickets booked through third party sites or travel agents, as the ministry specified so. Vistara, in a mailer to travel agents informed that charges of ₹1,500 and ₹2,500 will be charged as change and cancellation fee, respectively, if these changes are effected within (less than) 72 hours of departure.

The mailer also informed that Super Saver (for economy) and Saver categories will be ₹2500 as change fee and ₹3000 as cancellation fee across economy, premium economy and business class. Any cancellation effected within 2 hours of departure will be treated as a no-show (passenger no showing up) and only taxes will be refundable.

The Hindu had earlier reported that some stakeholders had said that a zero charge can be implemented only on tickets booked using an airline App or website. However, the MoCA has specified that it is for the airlines to make necessary changes in existing agreements with travel agents and online travel agents ot travel websites.

On May 22, Vistara’s chief strategy and commercial officer Sanjiv Kapoor had said they had already been offering free cancellations within 24 hours for the past several months, if done on its website or mobile App. This is subject to the travel being atleast seven days away and will continue, he said.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vistara has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-TNK.
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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/vistara-inducts-21st-plane-becomes-eligible-for-international-operations/articleshow/64590613.cms

Vistara inducts 21st plane, becomes eligible for international operations

Jun 14, 2018

Vistara on Thursday became eligible to fly on overseas routes with the induction of the 21st aircraft in the fleet.

The 21st aircraft, an Airbus A320 Neo plane landed at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport at 0336 hours today, the airline said in a release.

The new aircraft will be deployed to further strengthen the airline's domestic network, it added.

"There's great excitement among all of us at Vistara, as we prepare ourselves for taking the next leap in our journey to fly international. The arrival of our 21st aircraft makes this phase even more special," Leslie Thng, CEO, Vistara said.

"It enables us to strengthen our network further, which gives us the opportunity to offer more choices in terms of frequencies to our ever-growing base of loyal customers," he added.

Vistara's A320 neo aircraft comes in its unique cabin configuration of 158 seats (8 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy and 126 Economy Class).

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https://sg.news.yahoo.com/indias-vistara-places-3-1-bn-order-airbus-083603253--finance.html

India's Vistara places $3.1 bn order with Airbus, Boeing

11 July 2018

Vistara said on Wednesday it had ordered 19 jets from Boeing and Airbus for a combined $3.1 billion as it prepares to launch international flights.

As the country enjoys a boom in air travel owing to its growing middle class, airlines are rapidly expanding their fleets to capture a slice of the market.

Vistara, a joint venture between Indian conglomerate Tata and Singapore Airlines, said it would buy six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 13 planes from Airbus's fleet of A320neo and A321neo aircraft.

"These orders are a landmark step in Vistara's journey and demonstrate our deep-rooted commitment to contributing to the rise of the Indian aviation industry and to offering more choices to our customers," chief executive Leslie Thng said in a statement.


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Vistara announces its much anticipated aircraft order, opts for Boeing B787-9 for long haul

The last year or so saw large consultancies predict a 100 aircraft order from Vistara before the end of 2017. In the end, the order announcement came today, almost a year later and the order itself is a modest one which has seen the airline, a joint venture of TATA – SIA, give business to both Airbus and Boeing.

Vistara has placed orders for A320neo family and the B787 Dreamliner with Airbus and Boeing respectively. Airbus has bagged 13 firm orders for the A320neo family and the airline has not declared the split between the A320neo and the A321neo. Six B787-9 Dreamliner will be added to the Boeing backlog with an option for four more from the Dreamliner family which could well be the -10 version.

The airline has signed up for seven options of the A320neo/A321neo and intends to lease 37 new A320neo/A321neo aircraft from leasing companies. The Airbus aircraft will be delivered from 2019 until 2023 and will be powered by the CFM International LEAP 1-A engines which power its current fleet of A320neo. The B787s will be powered by General Electric FEnx-1B engines and will be delivered between 2020 and 2021.

The airline currently has 13 Airbus A320ceo in its fleet and eight A320neo with one on order which is due in September this year.

In March 2017, NetworkThoughts had published a blog Vistara – Setting the tone for growth where it was predicted that the airline would go for the B787-9 and could look at A321. Today’s order is in line with those predictions.

With this order, both the large manufacturers have continued the dominance in India with Airbus leading the narrow-body segment while Boeing being the leader in wide-body one.
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Vistara announces its much anticipated aircraft order, opts for Boeing B787-9 for long haul

The last year or so saw large consultancies predict a 100 aircraft order from Vistara before the end of 2017. In the end, the order announcement came today, almost a year later and the order itself is a modest one which has seen the airline, a joint venture of TATA – SIA, give business to both Airbus and Boeing.

Vistara has placed orders for A320neo family and the B787 Dreamliner with Airbus and Boeing respectively. Airbus has bagged 13 firm orders for the A320neo family and the airline has not declared the split between the A320neo and the A321neo. Six B787-9 Dreamliner will be added to the Boeing backlog with an option for four more from the Dreamliner family which could well be the -10 version.

The airline has signed up for seven options of the A320neo/A321neo and intends to lease 37 new A320neo/A321neo aircraft from leasing companies. The Airbus aircraft will be delivered from 2019 until 2023 and will be powered by the CFM International LEAP 1-A engines which power its current fleet of A320neo. The B787s will be powered by General Electric FEnx-1B engines and will be delivered between 2020 and 2021.

The airline currently has 13 Airbus A320ceo in its fleet and eight A320neo with one on order which is due in September this year.

In March 2017, NetworkThoughts had published a blog Vistara – Setting the tone for growth where it was predicted that the airline would go for the B787-9 and could look at A321. Today’s order is in line with those predictions.

With this order, both the large manufacturers have continued the dominance in India with Airbus leading the narrow-body segment while Boeing being the leader in wide-body one.


Modest indeed. I have to say I am disappointed. So much expectations from them. Do you know the delivery schedule of the 789s (when will the first arrive)?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first 787 are expected to be delivered in 1Q 2020.
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Modest indeed. I have to say I am disappointed. So much expectations from them. Do you know the delivery schedule of the 789s (when will the first arrive)?


They're run by the Tatas and SQ. They know what they're doing.
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Caliguy wrote:
Modest indeed. I have to say I am disappointed. So much expectations from them. Do you know the delivery schedule of the 789s (when will the first arrive)?


Look where over committing to frames seeing has led the likes of 9W to over the years.
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