New Delhi: Full-service carrier Vistara on Saturday inducted its first wholly owned Airbus A320neo aircraft.
Accordingly, the aircraft, registered VT-TQE, arrived in Delhi from Airbus’ production facility in Toulouse, France.
The aircraft is one of 13 Airbus A320neo that Vistara purchased in 2018 as part of a larger order of a total of 50 aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family, including the Airbus A321neo aircraft.
In addition, Vistara is adding a new set of A320 Neo aircraft to its fleet that comes with higher class capability, enabling the airline to fly on longer regional international routes without payload restrictions.
“The Airbus A320 is an integral part of our fleet and growth story, and this particular aircraft is truly special,” said Vestara CEO Leslie Thang.
“This reflects the maturity that Vistara has achieved in the Indian aviation industry in a short span of time, with scale, size and operating assets continuing to grow.”
In addition, the company said that Vistara’s fleet brings the total number of aircraft owned by the current additional airline to three.
The airline also purchased six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for long-distance international operations, two of which are already in service.
Currently, Vistara has 46 aircraft in its fleet – 36 Airbus A320s, two Airbus A321 Neos, two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft.