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On time leader Vistara receives CAT IIIB certification for low visibility ops

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata-SIA Airlines brand Vistara has received certification for operating in Category IIIB ultra-low visibility conditions the regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The certification is a combination of all of the three “components”, the aircraft, the flight crew, and the airport, being approvd for Cat IIIB. All of Vistara’s A320 aircraft are Cat IIIB compliant and integrate …

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Vistara announces new routes from Bangalore to Guwahati and Kolkata

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

Vistara Airlines (TATA-SIA) has announced a series of new routes from Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata and Port Blair. The airline will use Kolkata as a stop for both it’s Bangalore – Guwahati and it’s Delhi to Port Blair flights. The new flights from Delhi and Port Blair will commence on 30 September while the flights from Bangalore and Guwahati will …

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Vistara to serve Starbucks coffee on board its flights

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata-Singapore Airlines branded Vistara will serve Starbucks coffee on-board its flights from later this year. As a coffee lover, I look forward some decent coffee aboard an Indian carrier. The world famous brand though will be limited to the business and premium economy class sections. Global agreement between Tatas and Starbucks The move is part of a significant agreement …

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Vistara begins Kochi operations

Vistara (Tata-SIA) began services to Kochi from Delhi via Mumbai yesterday. Kochi is the 15th destination to be serviced by the carrier, the carrier’s next destination will be Chandigarh. Flt No. Effective Period Frequency Route 995 14/04/16 – 29/10/16 Daily DEL 10:20 BOM 12:25 995 14/04/16 – 29/10/16 Daily BOM 13:10 COK 15:20 996 14/04/16 – 29/10/16 Daily COK 15:50 …

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Vistara increases its flights 25% to 400 weekly. Additional Bangalore Delhi flight

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata Singapore Airlines promoted airline Vistara, has announced a 25% increase in the number of flights it will operate in the Summer 2016 schedule starting from April. The airline has commenced new services to Jammu, Kochi (Cochin), and Srinagar. The airline has also added an additional flight on the New Delhi Bengaluru route allowing for same day returns. The …

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Vistara to reconfigure aircraft, boost economy class capacity

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata-SIA Airlines Vistara, will be reconfiguring its Airbus A320 aircraft and boosting economy class capacity and reducing both business class and premium economy class capacity tacitly admitting failure of its strategy. The airline will change its existing configuration of 16 business, 36 premium economy, and 96 economy, to eight business, 24 premium economy, and 126 economy class. Class Business …

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Vistara celebrates a million passengers

Vistara CEO Phee Teik Yeoh felicitates Biplove Choudhary as the one millionth passenger.

The Tata-SIA Airline, Vistara has crossed the milestone one million passenger mark, in less than 50 weeks of operations, little over two weeks shy of its first anniversary of January 9th. The passenger Mr. Biplove Choudhary, received a warm welcome by Vistara crew at IGI Airport, New Delhi Delhi International airport and was escorted from the terminal entrance to the …

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Vistara appoints Sanjiv Kapoor as Chief Commercial Officer

Vistara (Tata-SIA) has announced that Sanjiv Kapoor will be joining the airline as its Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer from February 2016. Mr. Kapoor was previously the Chief Operating Officer of low cost carrier Spicejet. He will be succeeding Giam Ming Toh as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Toh will return to Singapore Airlines on completion of his deputation with Vistara. …

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Vistara to re-configure aircraft? Revisiting strategy due to 60 crore loss?

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata Singapore Airlines joint venture airline Vistara will be re-configuring its Airbus A320 aircraft going forward in an effort to stem losses. The re-configuration could happen as early as this month when the airline’s seventh A320 is delivered. The airline’s chief commercial officer Gian Ming Toh appears to confirm this development. In response to a query by Bangalore Aviation, …

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Vistara refutes media reports on possible winter fog grounding

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline, Vistara has refuted media reports that quotes Indian regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, officials, that its pilots and aircraft are not likely to be Cat IIIB certified by this winter. In a response to a detailed questionnaire seeking the airline’s responses, a Vistara spokesperson replied“Vistara has been working closely with DGCA for …

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Infographics: Domestic performance of Indian carriers over last 12 months

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

Bangalore Aviation has produced a set of graphics which provide significant insight in the domestic operating performance of Indian carriers for the last 12 months. The source data is obtained from India’s regulator The Directorate General of Civil Aviation. On time performance One of the key selling points of IndiGo, India’s largest domestic airline, is, on time performance (OTP). As …

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Vistara to commence weekend flights between Mumbai and Goa

Vistara Airlines, Airbus A320 VT-TTB in its official livery receiving water cannon salute.

The Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline, Vistara, will commence weekend flights between Mumbai and Goa from July 17. The thrice a week flights will operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays till September 13, and become a daily service from September 14 after Vistara receives its seventh brand new A320 from Airbus. The airline already operates flights between its hub in …

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Exclusive video interview with G.M. Toh, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara

Vistara Airbus A320 in-flight over India.

On the eve of the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline Vistara commencing services to Bangalore, we had an opportunity for an exclusive interview with the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer Giam Ming Toh. Mr. Toh brings years of global experience to the table. Watch Giam Ming talk to Bangalore Aviation on a variety of topics. Vistara’s experiences in the first five …

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Exclusive photos: Vistara’s inaugural flight to Bangalore

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata-Singapore Airline joint venture airline, Vistara commenced operations at Bangalore today, a little over five months after it first commenced operations. As reported earlier, from today the airline commenced daily flights from the tech capital of the country to the the national capital New Delhi and the financial capital Mumbai. Bangalore Aviation was at hand to capture the arrival …

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Vistara to connect Bangalore with New Delhi and Mumbai in June

Inaugural flight of Vistara, Tata-SIA airline. Cabin luggage tags for the Business, Premium Economy, and Economy class.

Vistara, the joint venture of Tata and Singapore Airlines, will finally connect Bangalore to New Delhi and Mumbai in mid June 2015. The airline will offer daily flights on the New Delhi Bengaluru and Mumbai Bengaluru routes starting June 16, 2015 for which bookings have been opened. Vistara Bengaluru schedule Route Flight Dep Arr Day of Week New Delhi to …

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Inflight review: Vistara Business Class: Airbus A320: Hyderabad – New Delhi

Vistara A320 Business class, seat recline profile.

Bangalore Aviation had covered the launch of the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture, Vistara, on January 9, 2015. We reviewed the premium economy class at that time. I was looking for an opportunity to experience Vistara’s business class and it came on March 1, 2015. READ ONLINE: Review of Vistara premium economy class I was invited by Vistara to experience the …

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Vistara to begin services to Pune

Tata-SIA Airlines Vistara A320 business class cabin.

Vistara (Tata-SIA) today announced that it will begin operations to Pune form 9th April 2015. The airline will operate a daily flight on the Delhi-Pune-Delhi route. Passengers can now book Vistara flights from Delhi to a total of 7 destinations – Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Guhawati and Bagdogra. Mr Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara “We received a very enthusiastic …

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