India’s full-service carrier Vistara has announced plans to increase operations by offering direct daily flights between Malé and Delhi from 1 October.
“We are thrilled to introduce direct connectivity between Delhi and Malé – our second route to the exquisite beach destination, in addition to Mumbai-Malé,” said Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer of Vistara.
“This new route will enable us to provide our customers with enhanced access to one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations while also imparting further momentum to the existing bilateral cooperation between India and the Republic of Maldives. With our state-of-the-art product and intuitively thoughtful services, we are certain that our customers will appreciate the choice of flying India’s best airline on this new route.”
The airline will operate an A320neo aircraft in a three-class configuration on the route, enhancing connectivity between India and the Maldives, according to a press release. Bookings for the flights are being progressively opened on all channels, including Vistara’s website, mobile app, and through travel agents.
India is the second largest source market to the Maldives with 131,926 tourist arrivals as of 23 August.
TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Private Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA). Vistara commenced its commercial operations in January 2015. The airline currently has a fleet of 60 aircraft, including 46 Airbus A320neo, 10 Airbus A321 and 4 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and has flown more than 50 million customers since starting operations.