Thanks to the introduction of new aircraft and an expansion in international routes, Vistara, a full-service airline, has commenced operating 300 flights per day starting in September 2023. According to Deepak Rajawat, the airline's Chief Commercial Officer, they have been steadily increasing their capacity, and this month, they reached the milestone of operating 300 daily flights, up from their previous daily count of around 270 flights.
“We have been observing a steady demand across the network throughout the July-September quarter, which is considered to be a weak period for domestic travel historically,” Rajawat said.
The airline has experienced a continual and strong demand for its international flights, particularly on long-distance routes. Additionally, there has been a consistent flow of passengers on domestic routes, covering major cities and popular leisure destinations, according to Rajawat.
“We received our fifth boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft recently. This along with the remaining two that are expected to be delivered in the coming months, will enable us to enhance connectivity on our long-haul routes and also introduce a few new destinations,” he said.
Rajawat added: “We have around 35% of our capacity deployed on international routes and 65% within the country. We hope to further increase the share of international operations in the coming months.”
This strategy is in line with the airline’s plans to increase its share of international operations to 40% by 2023-end.