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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 significant portion of Air India’s debt into a special purpose vehicle to make the airline more attractive to potential buyers and also expressed interest in selling up to 100 percent…

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…

Vistara Receives Approval for International Flights

Vistara, the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines joint venture, has finally received government approval to begin international flights. This comes after where all Vistara could really do was sit and wait. Normally, the Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, would be granting international flying permits. Instead, a…

India’s Vistara Keeps International Flights on the Horizon

Vistara, a growing Indian airline, announced two new routes recently in conjunction with a codeshare partnership with Japan Airlines to strengthen the airline’s domestic network as it readies for launch of international operations soon. Better Domestic Feed The first new route announcement is to Raipur from Delhi with a double…

Trip Report: Impressive 90 Minute Journey on India’s Vistara

Airlines in India don’t have the same clout that other airlines do. Air India and Jet Airways aren’t even in the same league as airlines like Singapore or ANA. So when I needed to fly from New Delhi to Ahmedabad, India I was mentally preparing myself for the worst. The…