Vistara has postponed the launch of its special weekly flights between Delhi and Tokyo Haneda, citing some undisclosed operational reasons.
The Tata Group and Singapore Airlines joint venture, Vistara, had announced on May 10 that it would commence flights to Haneda starting June 16, under India’s travel bubble agreement with Japan.
However, the airline has now pushed the date for the inaugural flight to July 7. The airline has already trained its cabin crew members in the Japanese language.
Vistara flight UK83 will depart Delhi at 03:00 and arrive at Tokyo Haneda at 14:50 every Wednesday. Whereas the return flight UK84 will depart Haneda at 17:50, arriving at DEL at 23:55 on Thursdays.
The airline will deploy its Boeing 787-9, configured in a three-class configuration with the economy, premium economy, and business class seats.
In a statement, Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thng said:
“We are delighted to add Japan to our 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 in this sector.”
Vistara flying to USA
The FAA has granted Vistara permission to fly international flights from India to destinations in the United States.
Vistara will operate Boeing 787-9s to fly nonstop long-haul flights. Vistara is adding another 787-9 to its fleet, bringing the total number of 787s to three.