Vistara, the full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, on Monday announced special, non-stop flights between Delhi (DEL) and Tokyo (HND) starting June 16, 2021.
The airline will fly once a week between the two capital cities under India’s travel bubble agreement with Japan.
The airline will use its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with three-class cabin configuration to serve the route. This makes it the only Indian carrier to offer the choice of flying Premium Economy class in addition to Business and Economy cabins.
Vistara Trains Crew in Japanese
The airline has also trained its cabin crew in the Japanese language to extend the warmth of true Indian hospitality to travellers from Japan.
Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Far East has been an extremely important geography for our global expansion from the beginning for its tremendous growth potential.”
Mr. Thng added that they were delighted to add Japan to their international network, under the travel bubble and look forward to providing the best of Indian hospitality while maintaining the highest standards of safety and hygiene for our customers on this sector.
Bookings for the flights are being progressively opened on all channels, including Vistara’s website, mobile app, and through travel agents. Introductory, all-inclusive, round-trip fares between Delhi and Tokyo are as follows:
|Delhi–Tokyo-Delhi||INR 45,049||INR 73,699||INR 150,399|
|Tokyo–Delhi-Tokyo||JPY 90,099||JPY 184,699||JPY 410,999|
Vistara will accept all eligible customers meeting visa/entry requirements in both countries, as specified by the respective government bodies. Vistara strongly encourages its customers to fully understand these guidelines before making their bookings.
Vistara is India’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and Tripadvisor, and has also been the winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards. In a short span of six years since starting operations, Vistara has raised the bar for operations and service delivery in the Indian aviation industry by offering the world-class flying experience to travellers.
Vistara signed a codeshare agreement with JAL just last year, opening up more opportunities in East Asia. The airlines have had a Memorandum of Understanding since 2017, even before Vistara started international flights, signaling their ambitions, simpleflying reported.
Currently, the codeshare extends to JAL flights from Tokyo to Delhi and Bangalore, and Vistara and JAL connecting flights in India and Japan.
Moneycontrol reported that while Vistara has been silent in stating the airports where it wishes to fly in the United States, it would be almost certain that it operates the flights from New Delhi, which is its hub in India.