Vistara Unveiled, To Take Off In October 2014

Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines today announced that their new joint venture airline in India will be named Vistara, with first flights to begin in October 2014. Headquartered in Delhi, the airline will operate the Airbus A320 jet, with plans for a 20-aircraft fleet by the fifth year of operation.

 

The name is derived from the Sanskrit word “Vistaar” (which translates to “limitless expanse”) while the logo is a 8-pointed star inspired by the yantra (a mathematical form representing the unbounded universe). A royal purple with gold accent livery lend a touch of elegance and help distinguish the airline as a full-service entrant to the Indian aviation market.

 

Vistara’s A320s will sport a Business and Economy Class cabin, with the former aimed squarely at travellers who would otherwise be flying competitors Air India or Jet Airways. Meals will also be offered onboard and complimentary, served by flight attendants in uniforms from Indian designer Abraham & Thakore.

 

The airline is currently in the midst of obtaining its Air Operator Certificate from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Its initial network is planned to have 5 major cities served from Delhi, with that number growing to 11 by the end of 2015.

 

For more information, visit www.tata.com and www.singaporeair.com.

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