Vistara announces direct flights between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi

Vistara airlines on Wednesday, August 24 introduced that it’ll start day-by-day continuous flights between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi from October 1. Abu Dhabi will be the 12th overseas destination of Vistara.

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The airline, a joint venture between Tata Group and Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights between the two cities using its A320neo aircraft.

According to a statement, the ticket price will be Rs 17,749 for the economy, Rs 22,949 for the premium economy and Rs 45,949 for the business class. With the commencement of flights on this route, the relations between the two countries will be strengthened.

“We are delighted to expand our presence in the UAE, with a second Emirate, and offer the choice of flying India’s best airline on one of the busiest international routes from India. We are confident that greater connectivity between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi will complement the growing trade and tourism between the two countries. We are certain that customers from India and the UAE will appreciate experiencing our award-winning product and services on the route.”

Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara

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Vistara has a fleet of 53 airplane, together with 41 Airbus A320, 5 Airbus A321 neo, 5 Boeing 737-800NG and two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Out of these, two B787-9 and one A320 neo aircraft have been purchased and the rest are on lease.

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For Mumbai-Abu Dhabi direct flights, Vistara will use the A320 neo aircraft for the services.

The A320 neo aircraft that Vistara has been adding to its fleet comes with higher range capability (77 tonnes of maximum take-off weight), enabling the airline to fly longer regional international routes without payload restrictions.

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier, is on an expansion spree of its International Routes. The airline recently emerged as the second largest domestic airline by market share, and the company is celebrating the achievement. The airline crossed the 1 million domestic passengers mark in July for the first time.