New Delhi.30 November, 2015. Vistara has added a ninth Airbus A320 in its fleet.he new aircraft will enable Vistara to extend its personalised and seamless travel experience to the airline’s progressively widening customer base by increasing frequencies to its current route network.
“We are delighted to announce the arrival of our ninth aircraft. The new aircraft will allow us to further enhance our capacity on our key routes and allow many more customers to fly Vistara. With this addition, our fleet induction for the year is complete,” said Vistara chief executive officer, Phee Teik Yeoh.
With 12 destinations, 297 weekly frequencies and industry’s best OTP track record, Vistara is fast becoming India’s preferred airline with an increasing number of repeat customers. With each new aircraft, the airline raises the bar to touch new heights as it continues to redefine the flying experience and setting new benchmarks. Like all its previous aircraft, the latest addition has also been manufactured at the Airbus manufacturing plant in Toulouse and leased from BOC Aviation. The aircraft comes with Vistara’s unique cabin configuration of 148 seats (16 Business Class, 36 Premium Economy and 96 Economy Class).
Conforming to the standards of sustainable aviation, the new aircraft has advanced technologies including weight-saving composites and the Sharklets that reduce fuel consumption by 4% and increases payload-range performance by 100nm corresponding to an annual reduction in CO2 emissions by around 900 tonnes per aircraft.