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Vistara launches flights to Hyderabad
New Delhi / Hyderabad
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1  March, 2015

Introduces double daily flights between New Delhi and Hyderabad

At 9.30 am today, Vistara took its first flight from Hyderabadto New Delhi. Having started its operations on Jan 9th, 2015 with68 frequencies weekly, Vistara has scaled up and now operates 164 frequenciesa week. With Goa as its recent addition on 20th Feb, Vistara is now introducing double daily return flights between Delhi and Hyderabad in response to the customer demand who want to experience the brand promise Vistara delivers. Hyderabad has great sheen as a destination which offers corporate and leisure travellers a multitude of choices, making it the natural addition to Vistara’s route network.

Mr PheeTeik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara said: “We are very pleased to extend our services on the Delhi-Hyderabad route which is immensely promising in terms of the passenger traffic it caters to. Hyderabad is also a favourable destination for its low and pro- business ATF sales tax which was one of the key considerations for us to add this into our network. We would like to thank GMR for their support and also commend their exemplary work due to which the Hyderabad airport has been ranked as one of the top three airports in the world for the sixth consecutive year. Hyderabad, being one of the most preferred business destinations in India, is a natural fit in our endeavour to contribute to the growing corporate travel in India. We believe that our customers will enjoy our enhanced connectivity and the world class travel experiencewe seek to provide to them.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. SGK Kishore, CEO-GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) said “on behalf of GHIAL, I welcome Vistara to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. I am extremely happy about the new air service to Delhi and I am sure that this new full-service airline will give additional options to business and leisure travelers between Hyderabad and Delhi. RGIA offers unmatched competitive advantages to airlines in terms of efficient and quick turnarounds and world-class airside infrastructure. Further, underscoring RGIA’s proven track record of high service standards and passenger facilities, Vistara has chosen RGI Airport, Hyderabad as one of their preferred destinations. The airport’s high service quality levels are also evident from the fact that RGIA has been voted amongst the Top 3 airports in the world (5 to 15 Million Passenger Per Annum category) for six consecutive years by Airport Council International for Airport Service Quality. I congratulate Vistara on the launch of their maiden service to RGIA. We are committed to work closely with our new partner, Vistara to ensure that we provide the best possible experience to our passengers and add many new services in the near future”.

Vistara has increased its flying capacity and today offers multiple choices of departure and arrival timing to its customers in a timespan of more than just a month. With five aircrafts currently and Delhi as its operational hub, Vistara will have a fleet size of six by Apriland will soon announce the addition of more destinations.

Flight schedule as onFebruary 1st March, 2015

Route Weekly Frequency Flight No. Departure Arrival Days of Ops
Delhi to Hyderabad 14 UK829 0640 0850 Daily x67
UK819 0845 1055 67
UK879 1715 1920 Daily
Hyderabad to Delhi 14 UK830 0930 1140 Daily x67
UK824 1135 1345 67
UK870 2000 2215 Daily
Delhi to Goa 7 UK847 1120 1350 Daily
Goa to Delhi 7 UK862 1430 1710 Daily
Delhi to Mumbai 34 UK929 0610 0820 Daily x7
UK943 0725 0940 Daily
UK959 1230 1445 Daily
UK979 1815 2025 Daily
UK981 2010 2215 Daily
Mumbai to Delhi 34 UK930 0720 0940 Daily x7
UK954 0920 1130 Daily
UK944 1420 1630 Daily
UK980 1930 2140 Daily
UK988 2110 2325 Daily
Delhi to Ahmedabad 13 UK970 1025 1155 Daily x7
UK953 1520 1645 Daily
Ahmedabad to Delhi 13 UK956 1235 1405 Daily x7
UK968 1710 1840 Daily
Mumbai to Ahmedabad 13 UK939 1020 1130 Daily x7
UK968 1525 1630 Daily
Ahmedabad to Mumbai 13 UK940 1210 1325 Daily x7
UK953 1725 1830 Daily

Notes to editor:

  • The Hyderabad airport has been ranked in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards announced by the Airports Council International (ACI), the global body of airports, for 2014.
Vistara has introduced many unique product and service offerings which include-

 

  • First airline to introduce Premium Economy in India’s domestic skies at a competitive price
  • First to offer a seamless boarding experience through designated queues and various check in options including auto check-in
  • First to introduce a value based points accrual in Frequent Flyer Program, Club Vistara
  • Provides an interesting and healthy culinary experience that offers a wide range of cuisines, which not only showcase the diversity of regional dishes, but also incorporates global culinary trends

The hassle-free check-in and boarding process with intuitively thoughtful on-board service, comfortable and spacious seating coupled with carefully selected meals ensure to deliver a seamless travel experience to Vistara customers.

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About Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines Limited)

TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%. Vistara brings together Tata’s and SIA’s legendary hospitality and renowned service excellence to launch the finest full service carrier in India aimed at creating memorable and personalised flying experiences for its customers. Vistara commenced its commercial operations on January 9, 2015 with an aim to set new standards in the aviation industry in India. For additional information, visit www.airvistara.com

About GHIAL:

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) is a joint venture company promoted by the GMR Group (63%) in partnership with Government of India (13%), Government of Telangana (13%) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (11%). The Company was incorporated to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a world class Greenfield airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad. Hyderabad airport was commissioned in a record time of 31 months in March 2008, with an initial capacity of 12 million passengers per annum (MPPA) and 150,000 tons of cargo handling capacity per annum. The Project has the flexibility to increase capacity to accommodate over 40 MPPA and shall be developed in a phased manner.