August 2019 \ Business & Investment \ BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE
Vistara to stretch wings in Thailand, Nepal

By Rohit Vaid

Consequent to its expansion plans, the airline will also enhance its fleet size.
Last year, it placed an order for 50 aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family for the domestic market as well as short and medium-haul international operations, with deliveries scheduled between 2019 and 2023. Additionally, the airline has purchased six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft that are scheduled to be delivered between 2020 and 2021, and will be used for long-haul international operations. “We expect the delivery of the first of our six B787-9 in the last quarter of the current financial year, with the rest of the deliveries to follow until 2021,” the official said. “We also recently leased seven additional aircraft, including six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, taking the total number of aircraft in our fleet to 29.”
At present, the airline connects 26 destinations, operates over 1,200 flights a week served by a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 and six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft. It has flown more than 16 million customers since start of operations in 2015.