Vistara, India's fastest growing full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, yesterday inaugurated its daily service between Mumbai and Dubai.
Dubai is Vistara’s second international destination in its network, with which the airline becomes the only one to offer the choice of Premium Economy class for travel between India and the UAE (in addition to Business and Economy class).
Himanshu Gupta, chief commissioner of Customs - Mumbai, Govt. of India; Sucheta, deputy commandment, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Govt. of India; and senior officials of GVK Mumbai International Airport (CSMIA) were part of the flight’s inaugural ceremony held at Mumbai Airport.
Vistara was welcomed in Dubai with a special celebratory event organised by Dubai Airports in the presence of Eugene Barry, executive vice president - Commercial, Dubai Airports.
Vistara’s chief executive officer, Leslie Thng, said: “We’re very excited to start our service to Dubai, a city that’s home to millions of Indians, place of business for many Indian corporations and is also the most preferred holiday destination for so many people. Now Dubai also has India’s best airline that’s committed to making a mark in global aviation with a world-class product and gold-standard service."
"With a great product and unmatched Indian hospitality, we bring something unique to the India-UAE route and are confident that travellers will enjoy flying the ‘new feeling’ with Vistara,” he added.
Vistara celebrated the occasion with all the customers on the inaugural flight. To make their experience equally memorable, the airline presented them with a gift bag of memorabilia and chocolates.
Vistara inaugurated its international operations earlier this month with daily flights to Singapore from Delhi and Mumbai. It is now poised to begin flying to the third international destination in its network, Bangkok, Thailand from August 27. - TradeArabia News Service