Aug 11, 2014: The new kid on the Indian sky has got a name – Vistara. The airline promoted by Tata and Singapore International Airlines will be launched in October as per the unconfirmed sources. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word which means ‘limitless expanse’. Currently the DGCA is examining the airline’s application for on air permit to commence its operations in India.
DGCA proactively requested the Tata-SIA management to appoint key posts for this initiative in India to avoid delays in the certification process. It seems that DGCA does not want to delay this prestigious project involving two globally acclaimed brands – Tata and Singapore Airlines. As per the initial reports, the airline is expected to launch its services with A 320 airbus and plans to add 20 flights over 5 years complying with the current regulation.
With the launch of Vistara, airline industry in India is going to see competition heating up. Singapore Airlines knows for its high quality operations may bring in best practices to the industry further increasing the operational benchmarks.