Vistara took delivery of its newest Airbus A320 today, taking the number of aircraft in its fleet to seven.
The new aircraft too comes with advanced technologies that include extensive use of weight-saving composites and a centralized fault display unit which makes troubleshooting faster and easier.
The Sharklets – large wingtip devices – reduce fuel burn by 4% and increases payload-range performance by 100nm which corresponds to an annual reduction in CO2 emissions by around 900 tonnes per aircraft, Vistara said in a statement.
Like all its previous aircraft, the latest addition has also been manufactured at the Airbus manufacturing plant in Toulouse and leased from BOC Aviation.
Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara said, “We are elated to announce the addition of the seventh aircraft to our current fleet. We have received an overwhelming response from our customers who are asking for more choices of destinations and increased frequencies. It is, therefore, imperative for us to constantly expand, innovate and improvise to continue to provide a personalised and seamless travel experience to them. With our commitment to serve the domestic market we will add two more aircraft to our fleet that will increase our footprint by 50% in the next three months.”
Having flown its maiden flight on January 9, 2015, Vistara expanded its services with 293 weekly frequencies across 12 destinations in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Goa, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar (w.e.f 1st Oct) and Varanasi (w.e.f. 21st Oct).