Vistara is a new Indian airline that is a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and TATA Sons. It commenced its operations in January 2015. The inaugural flight was between Delhi and Mumbai. The airline operates over 250 weekly services covering 10 destinations across India. Vistara is known to be the first airline to introduce premium economy seats on domestic routes in India.
The Airlines is based in Gurugram with its hub at Delhi i.e. Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airline transported more than two million passengers by the mid-2016 and had a 2.3% share of the domestic carrier market. The airline operates to nineteen destinations with a fleet of Airbus A320-200 aircraft.
Vistara took delivery of its first aircraft at New Delhi on September 25, 2014. The airline took delivery of the last of its thirteen original Airbus A320 aircraft in October 2016. According to their business deals, they have placed an order of 7 Airbus A320neo aircraft which will be delivered to them by the middle of 2018.
Being a full-service carrier, Vistara offers 8 Business class seats, two rows in 2-2 configuration, in its 158-seater Airbus A320-200 fleet. It was the first airline in India to introduce Premium Economy class in the domestic market. At present it offers 24 premium economy seats, four rows in 3-3 configuration, out of total 158 seats in the single aisle Airbus A320-200 aircraft in its fleet.