Vistara Takes Maiden Flight

New Indian domestic carrier Vistara has taken its first flight today (January 9) following a series of setbacks and delays.

New Indian domestic carrier Vistara has taken its first flight today (January 9) following a series of setbacks and delays.

Vistara, a joint venture between TATA and Singapore Airlines (SIA), flew an A320 for the first time from from Delhi to Mumbai at 12.30pm local time, marking TATA’s return to the airline industry after more than 60 years.

The launch follows a number of unsuccessful attempts between TATA and SIA to form an airline in the mid-1990s. Vistara’s entry into service was delayed after a number of private airlines lobbied against it.   

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