A walk down the memory lane of Vistara’s seven glorious years.
Seven years ago, on 9th January, 2015, we took our first flight from Delhi to Mumbai. As we look back in time, we are only filled with pride and gratitude. It has been a wonderful journey, a beautiful melding of two iconic brands, Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, which has led to many firsts and redefined air travel in India. As you may know, our brand name ‘Vistara’ is derived from the Sanskrit word Vistaar, which means ‘a limitless expanse’. The name Vistara draws inspiration from the world that Vistara inhabits—the limitless sky. Our brand also draws inspiration from the image that our passengers most associate with—a smooth and enjoyable flight with the endless, blue horizon that they see through the windows of an aircraft. With our strong historical ties with aviation, service excellence and legendary hospitality, our brand tagline ‘fly the new feeling’ is a testimony to a five-star service, a reliable experience, and unmistakable Indian hospitality. In a short period, Vistara has rapidly expanded its footprint, both in terms of network and service proposition. With 43 destinations in 12 countries, we’ve become a formidable player in the industry and have achieved many notable milestones. We introduced the concept of premium economy in India; launched the country’s fastest-rewarding frequent flyer programme; inducted India’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner; we were the first Indian airline to offer Wi-Fi on board and, the first ones to serve freshly-brewed Starbucks Coffee in the air. Today, more than 30 million passengers have been served by our fleet of 39 Airbus A320, four Airbus A321neo, five Boeing 737-800NG, and two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Recently, as a tribute to our legacy of aviation pioneers—namely JRD Tata, who founded Tata Airlines— we painted an aircraft in vintage hues. In these last seven years, we have only stayed ahead of the times, however, the one objective that remained unchanged is our constant desire to create that unique and memorable experience that’s quintessentially Vistara!