At 9.30 am on March 1, Vistara took its first flight from Hyderabad to Delhi. Having started its operations on Jan 9th, 2015 with 68 frequencies weekly, Vistara has scaled up and now operates 164 frequencies a week. With Goa as its recent addition on 20th Feb, Vistara is now introducing double daily return flights between Delhi and Hyderabad in response to the customer demand who want to experience the brand promise Vistara delivers. Hyderabad has great sheen as a destination which offers corporate and leisure travellers a multitude of choices, making it the natural addition to Vistara’s route network.
Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara said: “We are very pleased to extend our services on the Delhi-Hyderabad route which is immensely promising in terms of the passenger traffic it caters to. Hyderabad is also a favourable destination for its low and pro- business ATF sales tax which was one of the key considerations for us to add this into our network. We would like to thank GMR for their support and also commend their exemplary work due to which the Hyderabad airport has been ranked as one of the top three airports in the world for the sixth consecutive year. Hyderabad, being one of the most preferred business destinations in India, is a natural fit in our endeavour to contribute to the growing corporate travel in India. We believe that our customers will enjoy our enhanced connectivity and the world class travel experience we seek to provide to them.”
Speaking on the occasion, SGK Kishore, CEO-GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) said “on behalf of GHIAL, I welcome Vistara to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. I am extremely happy about the new air service to Delhi and I am sure that this new full-service airline will give additional options to business and leisure travelers between Hyderabad and Delhi. RGIA offers unmatched competitive advantages to airlines in terms of efficient and quick turnarounds and world-class airside infrastructure. Further, underscoring RGIA’s proven track record of high service standards and passenger facilities, Vistara has chosen RGI Airport, Hyderabad as one of their preferred destinations. The airport’s high service quality levels are also evident from the fact that RGIA has been voted amongst the Top 3 airports in the world (5 to 15 Million Passenger Per Annum category) for six consecutive years by Airport Council International for Airport Service Quality. I congratulate Vistara on the launch of their maiden service to RGIA. We are committed to work closely with our new partner, Vistara to ensure that we provide the best possible experience to our passengers and add many new services in the near future”.
Vistara has increased its flying capacity and today offers multiple choices of departure and arrival timing to its customers in a timespan of more than just a month. With five aircrafts currently and Delhi as its operational hub, Vistara will have a fleet size of six by April and will soon announce the addition of more destinations.
Musafir Namah Bureau