Vistara touched down in Varanasi for the first time on 21 October, marking the start of scheduled services to its 12th Indian destination.
Flights will now operate daily, direct from Delhi, using Vistara’s three-class Airbus A320 aircraft.
“Varanasi is awe inspiring and a symbol of spiritualism that has attracted Indians as well as international tourists for years,” said Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO of Vistara, when the route was first announced.
“The addition of Varanasi to our network perfectly complements Vistara’s versatile ecosystem that now offers leisure, corporate, and pilgrimage options. With the positive feedback of our customers Vistara has established itself as a preferred brand in a short period of time.”
Sitting on the banks of Ganges, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is an historic city that plays host to a series of religious and cultural festivals.
Varanasi becomes the second new destination launched by Vistara this month, following the launch of services to Bhubaneswar on 1 October. It also becomes the airline’s second destination in the state of Uttar Pradesh, after Lucknow.
Vistara is a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons.