Vistara airline opens sales office in Dubai

Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS) India’s new private full service carrier Vistara on Tuesday opened its first overseas sales office here for catering to customers in the Gulf region, especially the huge Indian diaspora.

The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines (51:49 percent) joint venture has appointed Sharaf Travels LLC as its general sales agent (GSA) in the region spanning the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

“With Sharaf Travels’ strong presence in these markets, residents and tourists in the Gulf region will have direct access to our services and information on its growing network in India,” Vistara chief commercial officer Giam Ming Toh said in a statement here.

The nine-month old airline offers 321 weekly flights to 12 destinations across India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Panaji, Guwahati, and Bagdogra.

Services from Bhubaneswar will commence from October 1 and from Varanasi October 21, while frequency between Delhi and Mumbai will be increased from November 1.

The airline operates brand new 150-seater aircraft, with 16 business class, 36 premium economy and 96 economy class.

“We offer 20 percent more leg space and comfort to our customers compared to the same aircraft model of other airlines,” the airline said in a statement.

Vistara flew six-lakh passengers across its network till date since its launch in January and maintained about 90 percent on-time performance.

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