TATA SIA Airline Vistara to Begin Operations in October

TATA SIA Airline Vistara
TATA SIA Airline Vistara

TATA SIA Airlines Limited (TSAL) announced Monday that the brand name of its new airline will be Vistara, which is expected to start operations in October 2014.

Headquartered in Delhi, Vistara will take delivery of its first plane, an Airbus A320-200, in September and plans to increase its fleet to 20 aircraft, including A320neos, by the end of the fifth year of operation.

“Today is a momentous day for the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines. Vistara will redefine the way we travel in India. I can confidently say that Tata’s and SIA’s legendary hospitality standards and service excellence will make Vistara a natural choice for passengers,” said Prasad Menon, chairman, TSAL.

TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%.

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