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Vistara introduces direct flights between Mumbai and Jeddah

New Delhi: Vistara Airlines will operate three flights a week on the Mumbai-Jeddah route. On Tuesday, the first aircraft departed from Mumbai at 6.05 p.m. and landed in the Saudi Arabian capital at 8.50 p.m. The airline now operates an Airbus A320neo between the two cities three times each week, with one flight per day. […]

Edited By : Vikas Kumar | Updated: Dec 31, 2022 14:49 IST
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New Delhi: Vistara Airlines will operate three flights a week on the Mumbai-Jeddah route. On Tuesday, the first aircraft departed from Mumbai at 6.05 p.m. and landed in the Saudi Arabian capital at 8.50 p.m. The airline now operates an Airbus A320neo between the two cities three times each week, with one flight per day. Singapore Airlines and the Tata Group have partnered to create Vistara. On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, one flight per day will depart from Mumbai for Jeddah at 1806 IST. There will be three return flights from Jeddah to Mumbai every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. With one stop in between, the aircraft departs at 2150 IST and arrives in Mumbai at 0530 IST.

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Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said, “Given the multitude of upcoming futuristic projects in Saudi Arabia, strong trade ties with India, and presence of a large Indian diaspora, there is growing traffic between the two countries.”

Commenting on the launch of the new international route, Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said, “We are delighted to launch services to Jeddah, and to add Saudi Arabia to our growing international network. Given the multitude of upcoming futuristic projects in Saudi Arabia, strong trade ties with India, and the presence of a large Indian diaspora, there is growing traffic between the two countries. We are confident that travelers will appreciate having the choice of flying India’s best airline on this route.”

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In addition, Vistara announced the addition of five weekly flights between Mumbai and Bangkok to its already-expanded network. According to a statement made by the airline, the flights on the Mumbai-Bangkok route will be run five days a week utilising the A320neo aircraft. Currently, Vistara offers one flight each day between Delhi and Bangkok.

By adding a daily service, the firm has also enhanced frequency between Delhi and Bangkok.

Gulf Air, Etihad, Air Arabia, Emirates, Oman Air, and Egypt Air are more airlines that fly between Mumbai and Jeddah. There are also flights from major Indian domestic airlines including Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and GoAir to Saudi Arabia.

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The company intends to expand its domestic and international services in addition to offering a greater range of inflight entertainment options. The airline just flew 35 million passengers, a significant milestone.

 

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First published on: Aug 03, 2022 04:56 PM IST

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