NEW DELHI: Vistara will double its Frankfurt and Paris flights this winter as the airline has finally decided to take on lease a Boeing 787. The full service airline had placed a firm order for six Dreamliners but Boeing has been facing some issues due to which it has not been able to deliver beyond the two B787s that Vistara currently operates.
The airline has been planning for months now to lease wide body aircraft, including long haul ones so that it can start nonstop North America flights.
"Vistara gears up to receive its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which has been leased recently. Starting October 30, 2022, Vistara will operate six weekly flights between Delhi and Frankfurt, up from the current three weekly. Connectivity between Delhi and Paris goes up from twice to five times weekly. Opened sale for these additional flights, across all channels," Vistara said in a statement.
Vistara chief commercial officer Deepak Rajawat said, "Europe has been a key focus market for us since the very beginning, and we are glad that our customers appreciate our offerings on these long-haul routes. We have been wanting to ramp up frequencies on these sectors and we are delighted to be able to finally do that."
The airline, this May scaled up frequencies on some international routes, including Delhi-London and Mumbai-Singapore to daily flights. Earlier this week, it launched services between Mumbai and Jeddah, and Mumbai-Bangkok.
Vistara Dreamliners have business, premium economy and economy cabins. The third Dreamliner being inducted aircraft will also feature fully-flat business class seats, each with direct aisle access, and a separate premium economy cabin.