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United Airlines and Vistara establish a codeshare agreement

United Airlines today announced it has entered into a new alliance agreement with New Delhi-based airline, Vistara. The agreement, effective in Fall 2019, further expands United’s global route network to more than 20 destinations throughout India. United currently operates more nonstop service to India than any other U.S. carrier.

United has served India since 2005, offering customers year-round daily nonstop flights between Newark and Mumbai and New Delhi.

Beginning Dec. 5, 2019, United’s seasonal service between San Francisco and New Delhi will enable business and leisure travelers nonstop access from the U.S. West Coast. The new flight will connect customers from more than 80 U.S. cities to India with just one stop in San Francisco.

Vistar introduced the Boeing 737-800 on May 31, 2019 as flight UK 695 between Delhi and Amritsar. The new type was previously operated by Jet Airways.

In addition to convenient, one-stop connections to more than 20 destinations from Mumbai and New Delhi, the new United/Vistara alliance agreement enables United customers traveling from the United States with a seamless travel experience including:

  • Connecting flight opportunities from Mumbai and New Delhi further enhances United’s network offering from its U.S. hubs in New York/Newark and San Francisco.
  • Reciprocal frequent flyer benefits – United MileagePlus members earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on all Vistara routes and Vistara’s Club Vistara members earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on all Vistara and United routes.
  • United will place its UA* marketing code on more than 20 flights operated by Vistara (subject to government approval).
  • Coordinated United and Vistara customer service.
  • Single ticket booking and checked baggage to the customer’s final destination.

 

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ALC to lease 15 new Airbus aircraft to Vistara

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced today long-term lease agreements for nine Airbus A320-200neo and six Airbus A321-200neo aircraft with Vistara, an Indian full-service airline that is a joint venture of TATA Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA). The nine A320-200neo aircraft will feature CFM56 LEAP-1A26 engines and will be delivered to Vistara starting in the first quarter of 2021 through 2022. Featuring CFM56 LEAP-1A32 engines, the six A321-200neo aircraft will be delivered to the airline starting the first quarter of 2020 through 2021. All 15 aircraft will be delivered from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

With these 15 A320neo family aircraft and the A320-200’s already leased by ALC to Vistara, ALC is expected to become the lessor with the largest share in Vistara’s fleet as measured by number of aircraft as well as by aircraft value.

GECAS leases 7 Airbus A320neo aircraft to Vistara

GECAS has announced the signing of a lease contract for seven Airbus A320neos to enter service with Vistara, the India based full-service carrier and joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, following deliveries from Airbus in the latter part of 2019 and continuing into 2020.

Commencing operations in January 2015 as one of India’s premier operators, Vistara, with its hub at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, has flown over 11 million customers.  Operating an all-A320 fleet (with both 200s & neos), Vistara is the first airline in India to introduce premium economy class on domestic routes.

Photo: GECAS.

Vistara to recreate Tata Air Services’ historic flight to Mumbai via Ahmedabad on October 15, 2018

"TATA SIA Airlines" retro livery - delivered on August 30, 2018

Vistara tomorrow (October 15) will recreate the historic first flight of TATA Air Services with a special flight (UK 1) between Delhi and Mumbai via Ahmedabad with its retroject VT-ATV.


According to the airline, October 15, 2018 marks the 86th Anniversary of the launch of TATA Air Services, India’s very first airline.

The historic Douglas DC-3 aircraft with the registration of VT-ATV first flight flew from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad.

The airline made this announcement:

Vistara unveiled its 22nd aircraft on September 1, 2018, an Airbus A320neo (pictured) with an extraordinary retro-livery (paint scheme) that is the first of its kind in India, along with a historic aircraft registration number.

The iconic retrojet took its first flight on September 5, complemented with retro-uniform and a special menu that tied the experience together perfectly. The grand livery has received a host of praises and has left all our customers and staff speechless!

This special day marks the 86th anniversary of the launch of Tata Air Services, India’s very first airline. Piloted by JRD Tata himself, the first flight flew from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad and, Vistara Retrojet will be recreating the historic flight by operating from Delhi to Mumbai via Ahmedabad for the first time ever!

Please find the flight schedule for VT-ATV for October 15, 2018:

Flight No. Origin Departure Time Destination Arrival Time
UK 1 Delhi 07:45 Ahmedabad 09:10
UK 1 Ahmedabad 09:55 Mumbai 11:10
UK 960 Mumbai 11:50 Delhi 14:10
UK 817 Delhi 16:05 Bengaluru 18:50
UK 818 Bengaluru 19:40 Delhi 22:20

Relive the golden days of flying aboard the VT-ATV with special retro-uniform for select cabin crew, inspired by the 1950s and 60s. The flight will also feature a menu with JRD Tata’s favourite dishes, as remembered by senior chefs at Taj Hotels. It includes Cheddar Cheese and Onion Omelette, Crêpe au Champignon, Meat Medley, Waldorf Salad, Minestrone Soup, Herb Roast Chicken, Goan Prawn Curry and Crème Caramel.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Vistara): Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWIN (VT-ATV) (msn 8326) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943126.

Vistara aircraft slide show:

Route Map:

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British Airways and Vistara to partner

Vistara Airbus A320-232 WL VT-TTL (msn 7163) (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 939478.

British Airways and Indian domestic carrier, Vistara, have announced a new partnership that will open up more routes between London and India than ever before.

As part of the new agreement customers can book seats on Vistara flights to destinations across India from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.

British Airways operates two nonstop flights a day from Heathrow to Mumbai, a double daily service to Delhi and a daily flight to Chennai. The airline also flies direct to Hyderabad and Bangalore from Terminal 5.

The agreement means that British Airways customers will now be able to visit 13 new destinations across the region, opening up cities such as Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi, and Pune, that have previously been more difficult to access from the UK.

British Airways customers travelling on the codeshare flights will be able to check their bags straight through to their final destination and both airlines use the same terminals at Delhi and Mumbai airports, making it even easier for customers to connect on to domestic services.

British Airways offers dedicated services on flights to India, including tailored menus and local language speaking cabin crew.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by British and Vistara): Vistara Airbus A320-232 WL VT-TTL (msn 7163) (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 939478.

Vistara aircraft slide show:

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Vistara revisits the past with a retro jet and retro crew uniforms

"TATA SIA Airlines" retro livery - delivered on August 30, 2018

Vistara Airlines on September 1, 2018 formally unveiled the retro livery on its new Airbus A320 VT-ATV. The pictured VT-ATV was handed over to the airline on August 30, 2018.

The airline made the announcement on social media:

The moment is finally here. Presenting VT-ATV, a special livery painted in retro color scheme, similar to that on the 1940s Tata Airlines DC-3 aircraft.

The airline also showcased classic retro uniforms:

Our flagship flights will also consist of a special menu with some of J.R.D Tata’s favorite dishes to tie the experience together.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Vistara): Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWIN (VT-ATV) (msn 8326) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943126.

Vistara aircraft slide show:

 

Vistara to add 50 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft to its fleet

Vistara, the New Delhi-based carrier, has signed a letter of Intent (LOI) for 13 Airbus A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 21 Airbus airplanes.

The full-service airline has also committed to an additional 37 A320neo Family aircraft from lessors. The combined agreements would add 50 A320neo Family to Vistara’s fleet. The engine selection for Vistara’s latest firm order is Leap CFM.

For Vistara, the A320neo will be the first aircraft to fly regional international routes.

Image: Airbus.