Vistara plans services to Sri Lanka, Maldives and Thailand

With an aim to attract the leisure travellers out of India, Vistara plans to connect Sri Lanka and Maldives from Delhi and Thailand from Delhi and Kolkata before October this year. Vistara has applied to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for permissions to launch flights to connect these destinations.

The airline plans to connect destinations in Bangladesh, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to Delhi and Singapore to Pune in the next phase. The new services will be through an Airbus 320 family aircraft.

Vistara has announced firm orders for 13 Airbus A-320 Neo family and 6 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft worth USD 3.1 billion. In addition, the airline will also lease 37 additional A320 neo-family aircraft. Vistara, which currently has 13 Airbus A-320 Ceo and eight A-320 Neos and will get one more Neo this September from the initial order, flies to 22 domestic destinations with over 800 weekly flights.

The airline has applied to the government for permissions to fly international. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked the MoCA to provide them with bilateral flying rights to launch international flights.

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