Vistara has announced a significant network expansion with the addition of 62 new flights to and from Mumbai and Delhi. These new flights represent an over 50% increase in the size of the airline’s network, with 170 flights a day across 24 destinations operated by a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 and six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.
Further, celebrating the network expansion and the season, the airline announced a 48-hour only ‘Grand Vistara Monsoon Sale’ covering the entire network and all three classes of travel, with all-in fares starting at INR 1,299 (USD 19) for economy class, INR 1,999 (USD 29) for premium economy, and INR 4,999 (USD 72) for business class.
“These new flights also help us meet peak season travel demand amidst the prevailing capacity crunch.”
Sanjiv Kapoor, chief strategy and commercial officer, Vistara said, “Our frequent fliers have often expressed their wish to see Vistara add more flights and frequencies from Mumbai and Delhi to key destinations, and we’re happy that we are now able to announce these new flights and additional frequencies. These new flights also help us meet peak season travel demand amidst the prevailing capacity crunch in the market, especially in the full-service space.”
Vistara will operate aircraft on some of the new routes in a different cabin configuration from its current Airbus A320 fleet. The airline’s Boeing 737-800NG aircraft will operate in a two-class configuration of 12 business class and 156 economy seats. The new Airbus A320neo aircraft will operate in an all-economy class configuration of 180 seats on select routes only for which the demand for premium cabins is lower.
Bookings under the sale will be open for 48 hours only, starting 18 June 2019 and ending 19 June 2019, for travel between 3 July 2019 and 26 September 2019. A minimum of 15 days advance purchase is required for economy and premium economy class bookings, and a minimum of three days advance purchase required for business class.