Vistara Eyes Direct flights to the United States

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Vistara, the full-service airline owned by Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, is considering direct flights to the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes demand for non-stop travel, a senior executive said on Friday, November 20.

While the schedule and specific aircraft requirements are not yet finalized, Vistara is studying different scenarios for starting direct flights, Vinod Kannan, commercial director, told Reuters in an interview.

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By mid-2023, Vistara expects 20% to 30% of its total seating capacity to be deployed on international routes compared to less than 10% last year.

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Its fleet is expected to grow to 70 planes from 47 to 48 planes by the end of the current fiscal year, he said.

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