New Delhi, 31 October 2019: Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has received three new Airbus A320neo from its latest order of 50 aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family, placed last year in July. The new aircraft come with enhanced operational performance and cabin features including in-seat AC Power Outlet, USB Charging Ports and PED (Personal Electronic Device) holders. These aircraft also come with higher range capability, enabling the airline to fly them on longer regional international routes. A majority of Vistara’s new A320neo aircraft that will be subsequently inducted will feature enhanced performance, and all of them will offer the enhanced cabin features. One of the new aircraft enters into service today and two in the next few days. As Vistara continues to receive new aircraft in the next few weeks, it will deploy them on the Delhi-Singapore and Mumbai-Singapore routes with effect from 24 November 2019, replacing the Boeing 737-800NG being used currently on these routes.
All Business Class seats in the new aircraft come with added features such as in-seat AC Power Outlet, USB Charging Port, height-adjustable armrests, a cocktail table extension to the meal tray and an additional literature pocket. In Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins, all seats get USB Charging Ports, PED holders and an additional literature pocket. The new seats also offer more space and comfort with better ergonomics in all three cabins.
Mr. Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said, “The cabins of our new A320neo aircraft have been designed with even greater thought to passenger comfort and convenience. The charging ports and PED holders are simple, yet very useful conveniences that we are happy to provide to our customers on all our new A320neo aircraft that will be deployed on domestic as well as international routes. This will also help our customers to use our wireless in-flight entertainment streaming service, ‘Vistara World’, to access their favourite movies, TV shows, music, etc. conveniently without having to worry about their phone battery strengths. The new seats will further complement the comfort and joy of flying India’s only five-star airline for our customers.”
Vistara’s complimentary wireless streaming service for in-flight entertainment, ‘Vistara World’, offers more than 70 hours of entertainment content of various genres for customers to access on their own smart devices or laptops. It also features a live ‘moving map’ display that allows one to track their aircraft as it flies.
Vistara is the highest-rated Indian airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor, and the winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards. It has consistently raised the bar for operations and service delivery in the Indian aviation industry in a short span of time to be known as India’s only five-star airline (per 2020 APEX OFFICIAL AIRLINE RATINGS™).