Vistara expands its presence in the German market with a second route to Frankfurt. The airline, which started serving the city from New Delhi in February 2021, plans to launch a route from Mumbai this November.
Six flights per week
Operations between Mumbai International Airport and Frankfurt Airport will begin on November 15 with six flights per week. The service will be provided on board Boeing 787-9 aircraft in a three-class configuration.
Vistara is still a joint venture between Air India and Singapore Airlines
Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Group, owner of Air India, and Singapore Airlines, now connects Mumbai to a total of 12 international destinations, including Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Colombo, Dammam, Dhaka, Dubai, Jeddah, London Heathrow, Male, Mauritius and Muscat. and Singapore
Vistara will face Lufthansa in Frankfurt
Data provided by OAG shows that Lufthansa is currently the only operator of non-stop flights between FRA and BOM, serving the 4,079 miles daily by Airbus A340-300.
Vistara – Air India merger underway
Tata acquired Air India in January 2022 and is in the process of merging the full-service carrier with Vistara. India’s antitrust body has approved the merger of Tata group-owned Air India with sister airline Vistara, subject to compliance with commitments made by the carriers.
The approval comes amid growing concerns within the industry over a duopoly, with the Air India-Vistara merger and IndiGo controlling more than 75% of the domestic market, while smaller rivals such as SpiceJet and Go First are in difficulty
The CEO of the Air India group clarified: Vistara will maintain its independence until Air India returns to an excellent level of quality.