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Vistara to expand flight services to Northeast

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 3: Tata’s full service passenger carrier Vistara on Tuesday announced its foray into the Northeast with the addition of Guwahati and Bagdogra to its domestic network.

According to the airline, it will commence services from April 2 on Delhi-Guwahati-Bagdogra-Delhi route.

“We’ve had lots of customers asking us to fly to the eastern India over the past month, so we’re delighted to launch this new route in response to the customer demand,” Vistara chief executive Phee Teik Yeoh said in a statement.

“The addition of this route reaffirms our commitment to promote regiol connectivity in India, and contribute to the Government’s efforts to boost trade and opening up development avenues for people in these regions.”

The airline had earlier announced the launch of new services to Goa and Hyderabad from February 20 and March 1, respectively.

The company, which initially started operations with 68 flights weekly in January, is expected to operate 164 flights a week by month-end.

The airline added that it will expand its fleet size to six aircraft by April and will soon announce the addition of more destitions.

The airline currently has five Airbus A-320 aircraft.

The joint venture (JV) airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines started commercial operations from January 9.

Currently, the airline operates to six destitions- Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bagdogra, and also between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. IANS

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