Vistara gets govt nod to fly international routes

Vistara has received central government’s approval to launch international flights. Vistara, the joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines, is the fifth Indian carrier to ply on international routes.

Post the approval, Vistara has sought permission to start operating on Delhi and Colombo route seven days a week. It is believed that Vistara has sought bilateral rights to Sri Lanka and slots from Delhi Airport for the same. The aircraft used for the Delhi-Colombo route would be Airbus A320.

Vistara is likely to launch its inaugural international flight to Colombo in the summer using the open skies arrangement India has with Sri Lanka. However, the airline has not decided on a date yet as it depends on a number of factors.