Indian-based airline Vistara has launched a new non-stop covid-compliant service between Heathrow and New Delhi.
The three-times-weekly runs are initially being described as “special flights” and are designed to work within any travel bubble issues specified by the respective governments.
Prices start at £455 for a London to Delhi economy return and they are available to all “eligible” customers who meet the entry requirements of both countries.
Vistara expects the flights to convert to a standard service once the covid issues are clarified.
Vistara is a joint venture between the Tata group and Singapore Airlines – and will offer some of the most luxurious facilities on the route including flat beds in business class with its Boeing 787-9 jets.
Mr. Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said, “As the world starts opening up in a phased manner following an extended global lockdown, these special flights give us the privilege of facilitating travel between the two countries. We are confident that travellers will appreciate having the choice of flying India’s only five-star airline to and from London, which also upholds the highest standards of safety and hygiene.”
“The arrival of our second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner further strengthens our fleet and underlines our commitment to expanding globally. There is an inherent need for an Indian carrier with modern fleet, world-class cabin products and onboard service to fly non-stop on long-haul routes. Our Dreamliner aircraft help us distinguish our offering and give us a competitive edge in the market” he said.