While the formal release from the regulator is awaited, a sum of daily numbers show that December 2022 passenger numbers missed the Dec'19 numbers by a whisker
The first day of the year saw some chatter on social media about Vistara's entry into Mauritius and Kenya (Nairobi) from Mumbai. The TATA - SIA JV will be merged with Air India in a deal which will see the Singapore Airlines group have 25.1% ownership of Air India. The deadline for this merger is … Continue reading More destinations from Mumbai, higher capacity from Delhi – A look at Vistara’s international operations
As November comes to a close, the month has seen the highest ever domestic passenger numbers recorded post COVID lockdown in India. However, I was closely tracking data for October and waiting for the regulator to declare the granular data for October. The summary for October was about Air India topping the OTP charts but … Continue reading Eleven thousand passengers separated Air India and Vistara in October – Will AI push Vistara out in November?
Vistara - the TATA-SIA joint venture will be launching flights to Abu Dhabi - the capital of United Arab Emirates, starting October 01, 2022. The airline had made an announcement to this effect on Aug 24, 2022, allowing it ample time to build loads and market the flight. The airline will be the sixth carrier … Continue reading Vistara to start flights to Abu Dhabi this saturday
Vistara's all economy aircraft have been a double edged sword. From operating routes with three class service on one frequency and mono class on another to moving routes to mono class, the airline has come a long way. Yet challenges remain, especially with very low utilisation of the mono class fleet.