Vistara's first Airbus A320neo VT-TNB on its maiden commercial flight.
Vistara's first Airbus A320neo VT-TNB on its maiden commercial flight. Picture by Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved.

Tata-SIA Vistara to commence New Delhi Bangkok flights

The Tata-Singapore Airlines joint-venture Vistara will commence daily flights on the New Delhi Bangkok sector from August 27, 2019. Bangkok is the third international destination for the airline. It commenced flights to Singapore today, and will commence flights between Mumbai and Dubai on August 21st.

Like it Mumbai Dubai flights, Vistara will use its three-class Airbus A320neo on the Bangkok route. It will be the first to offer a premium economy class between the two destinations. There are currently around eight daily non-stop flights between the two capitals being operated by full service Air India and Thai Airways, and low-cost GoAir and Spicejet.

Vistara New Delhi Bangkok schedule

Flight No. From To Departure Arrival Frequency
UK121 New Delhi (DEL) Bangkok (BKK) 08:25 14:15 Daily
UK122 Bangkok (BKK) Delhi (DEL) 15:15 17:55 Daily

Slugfest on crowded routes

Surprisingly the airline is chosing to launch flights on high competition routes rather than take advantage of gaps left by the demise of Jet Airways on lucrative routes like Bangalore Singapore.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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