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Vistara poaches key men from IndiGo, JetLite

Mumbai: Vistara, the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture, which is awaiting a flying permit from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has inducted a senior pilot from IndiGo to head its safety team, according to sources.
by Aviation India on Sep 8, 2014

Vistara may compete on busy Delhi-Mum route, bookings begin early October

Vistara's first flight should take to the skies sometime this October and bookings start in the first week of next month. The airline, which is a 51:49 joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will mark the return of the Tatas to aviat...
by Aviation India on Sep 8, 2014

Video: Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A380 service to India, New Delhi IGI airport

Bangalore Aviation is proud to present our final production of an Abhishek Singh film showing the flight of the first scheduled Airbus A380 super-jumbo service to India. Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKB performed the flight from Singapore Changi to New...
by Bangalore Aviation on Sep 8, 2014

Singapore: 55 Hours of Entertainment at 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix

Sports car enthusiasts can expect more than race cars at the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. More than 55 hours of entertainment by 49 acts from 20 countries is also planned.
by Accidental TravelWriter on Sep 4, 2014

Jet-Set Ready: Vistara, a new airline, is simple yet luxurious

New Delhi: One would barely expect the textile-pushing Abraham and Thakore label to be associated with “luxury” in fashion. But for the discerning customer, for whom the ultimate luxury is the fineness of fabric and the ease of a t-shirt, Abraham...
by Aviation India on Aug 25, 2014

With Tata-SIA's Vistara, AirAsia set to fly, airlines eye losses as rivalry rises

Sensing stiff competition from Vistara, a full service offering by Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, Air Asia India and four-five new airlines which could start operations from the next financial year, incumbent airlines are gearing up to meet the ne...
by Aviation India on Aug 19, 2014

Vistara offers a ray of hope to full-service carriers

New Delhi: Most experts in the aviation business have written off full-service carriers.Over the last several years, low-cost carriers have steadily increased their market share to 70 per cent. The full-service carriers have done everything they can...
by Aviation India on Aug 19, 2014

Even before take-off, rough weather looms for Vistara

Vistara, the full-service airline jointly promoted by Tata group and Singapore Airlines, is expected to start operations in a month amid much skepticism over how another carrier -- and not a low-cost one at that -- will survive or thrive in a market...
by Aviation India on Aug 17, 2014

Jet, Vistara poised to offer more full-service options to Indian fliers

New Delhi: Jet Airways and the yet-to-be launched Vistara are poised to offer more full-service options to Indian airline passengers who are used to budget options, although analysts point out the move may be expensive and take time. Before Kingfish...
by Aviation India on Aug 17, 2014

Srinagar, Jammu on ‘Vistara’ network

New Delhi:  The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines Joint Venture (JV), Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd (TSAL) will operate in the Indian domestic space under the brand name, ‘Vistara’. The branding of the airline was announced in Delhi by top officials of the a...
by Aviation India on Aug 14, 2014

Hot meals not enough: Vistara needs to hammer down costs to LCC levels

New Delhi: Vistara, the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline, is promising a personalised, premium flying experience. Last night, Jet Airways said it will scrap its no-frills service and concentrate only on the bells-and-whistles service for...
by Aviation India on Aug 14, 2014

Air India, Jet Airways, Tata-SIA Vistara gear up for battle in low-fare focused India

Singapore/New Delhi: A decade after low-cost carriers led India's air travel boom, full-service airlines are gearing up for a battle for premium passengers that only the deep-pocketed are likely to win. Flag carrier Air India, which has only offered...
by Aviation India on Aug 14, 2014

Vistara’s plan is flying

Mumbai: The much-expected announcement of the inauguration of the Tata-Singapore Airlines venture, Vistara, is bound to create a major churn in the Indian aviation which has just seen the arrival of another new airline, Air Asia. Vistara will take a...
by Aviation India on Aug 13, 2014

Vistara Slots Itself As 'Luxury' Airline

India’s newest airline, a joint venture between India’s Tata Sons conglomerate and Singapore Airlines, will be a full-service luxury carrier named Vistara. The name is derived from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit and means ‘vast expanse...
by Aviation India on Aug 13, 2014

Vistara may link its flyers to SIA’s global network

New Delhi: Passengers flying Vistara, the JV airline between the Tata group and Singapore International Airlines, can expect international connectivity with SIA's network to fly out of India. On a question on integrating connectivity with SIA's netwo...
by Aviation India on Aug 12, 2014

Tata-SIA readies for takeoff, 6 more in line

New Delhi: The rising losses in India’s aviation sector don’t seem to deter new players. After Air Asia launched operations on June 12, Tata-SIA announced it would start flying the Indian skies in October. The story so far hasn’t been something...
by Aviation India on Aug 12, 2014

Tata group-SIA joint venture Vistara set for October take off

Mumbai: The Tata group-Singapore Airlines (SIA) joint venture Vistara is expected to commence its operation from October, said the officials involved with the airline on Monday. The industry captains stated that Vistara's (which means limitless expa...
by Aviation India on Aug 12, 2014

Tatas promise luxury in new airline

New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines, with the tag line of ‘King of good times’ has nose-dived but there will be another and as-yet-unnamed airline that will unveil its brand identity on Monday promising a full service flight experience. This airline...
by Aviation India on Aug 11, 2014

DGCA prods Tata-SIA to avoid licence delay

New Delhi: Call it the Narendra Modi impact. Government departments, which are often blamed for making business houses wait endlessly for clearances, are now chasing them to complete the paper work and let projects take off. The directorate general...
by Aviation India on Aug 6, 2014

Tata-SIA hopes to launch flights by September-October

Jamshedpur: Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd on Saturday said it hoped to launch flights by September-October this year as it expressed "satisfaction" over the progress made in getting the flying licence from aviation regulator DGCA. "The AOP (A...
by Aviation India on Jul 27, 2014

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