Vis­tara to go in­ter­na­tional in ’18?

Vis­tara re­cently en­tered into a part­ner­ship with Ja­pan Air­lines (JAL) to pur­sue com­mer­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties. To strengthen its do­mes­tic foot­print in In­dia, the air­line is adding Ranchi to its net­work and plans to ex­pand its fleet to 22 air­craft by June 2018,

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We will reach the mag­i­cal num­ber of 20 air­craft in March 2018 which means that from then on­wards Vis­tara can op­er­ate over­seas if we want to and if we are ready.

Phee Teik Yeoh

&KLHI ([HFXWLYH 2IÀFHU Vis­tara

QVis­taraWhat does the MoU be­tween & JAL en­tail?

Ja­pan Air­lines has been very sup­port­ive of Vis­tara’s growth and the two air­lines share a lot in com­mon. Thus, it was no sur­prise that they were among the first air­lines with which Vis­tara has en­tered into a part­ner­ship. This mu­tual un­der­stand­ing be­tween the two air­lines paves the way for both air­lines to ac­tively and jointly pur­sue more com­mer­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties and sig­nif­i­cant co­op­er­a­tion in the near fu­ture, such as code­share, fre­quent flyer part­ner­ships as well as other op­er­a­tional ar­range­ments, al­low­ing us to lever­age each other’s net­work, ex­per­tise and as­sets, to nec­es­sary ap­provals from author­i­ties.

Ear­lier this year, Vis­tara and JAL en­tered an ‘In­ter-Air­line Through Checkin’ (IATCI) en­abling cus­tomers to en­joy a seam­less ‘Through Check-in’ fa­cil­ity, when con­nect­ing to or from a Vis­tara flight in In­dia and more than 50 coun­tries across the globe on JAL’s net­work, us­ing a sin­gle ticket. JAL and Vis­tara will strive to de­liver greater con­ve­nience and va­ri­ety of choice to the cus­tomers with a comprehensive net­work and co­op­er­a­tion.

Qplans Elab­o­rate on Vis­tara’s growth on the do­mes­tic front.

To­day, Vis­tara op­er­ates 660 weekly flights op­er­ated by a fleet of 16 air­craft. We re­cently an­nounced the ad­di­tion of Ranchi as our 21st des­ti­na­tion. Ef­fec­tive Oc­to­ber 29, 2017, we will op­er­ate two flights a day be­tween Delhi and Ranchi. Jhark­hand has im­mense po­ten­tial for in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment, with sec­tors such as steel, ce­ment, elec­tric, rub­ber, khadi, hand­i­craft and tex­tile flour­ish­ing here. It is also emerg­ing as an ed­u­ca­tional hub for the re­gion. There is a con­sis­tently grow­ing num­ber of cor­po­rate trav­ellers, tourists and ed­u­ca­tion­ists emerg­ing from this state to whom Vis­tara brings world-class air travel with the ad­di­tion of Ranchi as a des­ti­na­tion to our net­work.

Fur­ther, as we op­er­ate from the sta­teof-the-art ter­mi­nal in Delhi, trav­ellers to and from Ranchi will get to en­joy the su­pe­rior ex­pe­ri­ence of T3, and those con­nect­ing to and from in­ter­na­tional flights at Delhi will ap­pre­ci­ate the con­ve­nience of same-ter­mi­nal con­nec­tions. In a short span of less than three years, we have ex­panded our net­work to 21 des­ti­na­tions

with mul­ti­ple fre­quen­cies. It has been an ex­cit­ing jour­ney for all of us and hope­fully also for the con­sumers to be able to en­joy the va­ri­ety in ar­rival and de­par­ture tim­ings that Vis­tara of­fers. QKVUIs Vis­tara plan­ning to ex­pand ƀGGV!

In less than a year’s time from now, our fleet will in­crease from 16 air­craft to 22 air­craft. By June 2018, we have com­mit­ted to a lease of 22 brand new Air­bus A320 air­craft. Out of these 13 will be Air­bus A320-200 and nine will be Air­bus A320­neo. We will reach the mag­i­cal num­ber of 20 air­craft in March 2018 which means that from then on­wards Vis­tara can op­er­ate over­seas if we want to and if we are ready. QKindly ex­plain the in­ter­line part­ner­ship of Vis­tara with Qatar Air­ways.

We have been an­nounc­ing quite a lot of in­ter­line part­ner­ships lately and the part­ner­ship with Qatar Air­ways is one of them. This is an en­dorse­ment of the ex­cel­lent prod­uct and ser­vice that Vis­tara of­fers to its cus­tomers in the do­mes­tic mar­ket which has caught the at­ten­tion of many global ma­jor suc­cess­ful car­ri­ers like Qatar Air­ways, JAL and many more. We are very pleased with the good re­views that we re­ceived even out­side In­dia and we value each and ev­ery part­ner­ship as ex­tend­ing our foot­print through­out in­ter­line part­ner­ships makes our in­ter­na­tional op­er­a­tions even stronger. Un­der the part­ner­ship with Qatar Air­ways, we will of­fer a seam­less fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and in­ter­na­tional lug­gage al­lowance to our joint cus­tomers from var­i­ous cities in In­dia to and from over 150 des­ti­na­tions across the world on a sin­gle ticket.

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