New Indian airline Vistara has unveiled plans for its first flights to the northeast of the country.
On 2 April 2015, the Delhi-based carrier will commence daily services to Guwahati, in the state of Assam, and Bagdogra, in West Bengal. The triangular route will operate daily, flying from Delhi to Guwahati, then on to Bagdogra, and finally back to Delhi.
“We’ve had lots of customers asking us to fly to the eastern India over the past month, so we’re delighted to launch this new route in response to the customer demand,” said Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO of Vistara.
“The addition of this route reaffirms our commitment to promote regional connectivity in India, and contribute to the government’s efforts to boost trade and opening up development avenues for people in these regions,” he added.
The announcement of the new flights to Guwahati and Bagdogra comes in the same week that Vistara launched a new route between Delhi and Hyderabad.
The airline commenced operations in January 2015 and now operates 81 weekly flights, including 34 on the Delhi-Mumbai route, 14 Delhi-Hyderabad, 13 Delhi-Ahmedabad, 13 Mumbai-Ahmedabad and seven Delhi-Goa.
All routes are operated using Vistara’s three-class Airbus A320 aircraft.