INDORE: Vistara will launch flight operations from next winter schedule. Most probably the airlines could start maiden flight to Delhi, reports Free Press Journal.
Aviation sources informed that the airline has formally applied for rolling out flights operation from the city to Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Delhi. Certain officials of Vistara visited the city airport several times to ascertain location of their ticket counter.
They also interacted with officials of the city airport administration. Sources said that the airline wants to have its maiden flight to Delhi, but availability of vacant slots at IGI airport is a major hurdle. If it cannot make headway there then it would focus on starting operations between Indore-Mumbai.
Vistara is an Indian domestic airline based in Gurgoan with its hub at Indira Gandhi international airport, New Delhi. It commenced operations from January 9, 2015 with inaugural flight between Delhi and Mumbai.
Having 2.3% share in domestic carrier market up to April this year, the airline is now planning to expand its operations to tier II cities. The airline, which currently operates to 17 destinations with a fleet of Airbus A320-200 aircrafts, is targeting starting operations from Indore.
Though, the winter schedule of flights start from October and most likely the airline would roll out flights from that time only, but if due to certain reasons it is unable to do so, then its maiden flight would take-off from November. Currently there are seven to and fro flights for New Delhi and eight to and fro flights for Mumbai.
When Vistara starts operations, either to Delhi or Mumbai, city’s air passengers would get an additional flight of an all new aviation player. Vistara was the first airline to introduce premium economy seats on domestic routes in India.