Merger with Vistara Ushers Promising Future for Air India

Indian conglomerate TATA Group has announced it is merging Indian flag carrier Air India with the Singapore Airlines joint-venture airline, Vistara. The move looks to bolster Air India’s presence in Asia and provide a facelift to an Air India that in the last few years has been hanging on by…

Regulators Inspect Aircraft Across India

In early May, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) — India's commercial aviation regulator — started overnight inspections of many aircraft across the county. The goal of the initiative is to inspect aircraft that belong to Indian carriers with weak finances or aging fleets. When considering the state of…

Tata Group Likely to Win Bid for Air India

The long and overly drawn-out saga of Air India’s privatization might come to a close soon. The Indian government has been trying since 2017 to privatize the airline but has had trouble finding a buyer of the dumpster fire of an airline. In late 2019, the Indian government moved a…

Air India Employees Make Attempt to Buy the Airline

The Indian government has repeatedly tried to privatize Air India. The first time around there really wasn’t interested by any major entity to buy-in. Then the Indian government went ahead with some financial gymnastics to create special purpose vehicles to take a huge chunk of the airline’s debt off the…

SpiceJet to Start Service from New Delhi, Mumbai to London…

On Monday, SpiceJet announced that it will begin flights between India and the United Kingdom on Dec. 4, making it the first low-cost carrier to offer the service under the current air bubble agreement. The airline says it will be flying three times a week to London Heathrow – twice…

Vistara Receives First Airbus A321neo With a Three-Class Configuration

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vistara is continuing to develop itself and further establish as a premium full-service carrier in India. The airline is just over five years old and is operated as a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, a large Indian conglomerate. Primarily…

Vistara Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The growing Indian airline Vistara has taken delivery of the first of its long-awaited Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners this past week. It is the first of five and sets the stage for the beginning of true long haul international operations as airlines in India fill the void left by the collapse…

Vistara Announces Flights to Singapore and New Codeshare Agreements

After finally receiving approval to begin international flights from the Indian government, Vistara has officially announced its first international destination. The airline will be launching two new routes to Singapore from both Delhi and Mumbai airports in India. This comes after months of speculation and final approval in March where…

Vistara Acquires ex-Jet Airways Boeing 737s

In the continued gutting of Jet Airways, it has now been announced that Indian carrier Vistara will be leasing four Boeing 737-800 aircraft that originally belonged to Jet Airways. This is an attempt to grow the airline which currently has a five percent market share in India and also make…