January 05, 2017
Vistara begins 2017 with network expansion, announces services to Amritsar and Leh (Ladakh)
- Service to Amritsar from New Delhi starting March 1, 2017, and from Mumbai starting March 8, 2017
- Service to Leh from Delhi, starting March 25, 2017
- One-way, all-in fares to Amritsar starting Rs1,799 from Delhi and Rs3,699 from Mumbai
- One-way, all-in fares to Leh from Delhi starting Rs2,399, with attractive connecting fares from other cities as well
- Tickets now available for sale on all channels
New Delhi: Vistara, India’s newest and fastest growing full service carrier, today announced the addition of Amritsar and Leh to its steadily expanding network, starting March 1, 2017 and March 25, 2017, respectively. Vistara will fly direct flights from Delhi to the holy city of Amritsar from March 1, 2017, and from Mumbai, starting March 8, 2017. The airline will operate direct flights between Delhi and Leh on weekends from March 25, 2017 and thereafter, increase the frequency to daily flights starting May 10, 2017 onwards. Tickets are available for booking, starting today.
|Delhi (DEL) <> Amritsar (ATQ) Flights From 01Mar'17|
|UK 957||DEL||ATQ||13:20||14:35||. 234567|
|UK 958||ATQ||DEL||15:15||16:30||. 234567|
|Mumbai (BOM) <> Amritsar (ATQ) Flights From 08Mar'17|
|UK 735||BOM||ATQ||13:25||15:50||. 234567|
|UK 736||ATQ||BOM||16:25||18:45||. 234567|
|Delhi (DEL) <> Leh (IXL) From 25Mar'17|
|UK 965||DEL||IXL||07:00||08:30||. . . . . 67|
|UK 966||IXL||DEL||09:05||10:25||. . . . . 67|
|Delhi (DEL) <> Leh (IXL) From 10May'17 onwards|
*Summer schedule effective March 26, 2017 onwards is subject to regulatory approvals
Flights to Amritsar will initially operate 6 days a week from both Delhi and Mumbai (daily except Mondays), and will increase to daily flights in the summer. Leh flights will also increase from weekends only to daily flights in the summer. Commenting on the network expansion, Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara, said: “We are very excited to begin the New Year with the addition of two new destinations to our growing network. The expansion further cements Vistara’s position in the domestic market as a committed player in the Indian aviation sector. An enormous number of pilgrims and tourists visit Amritsar throughout the year to pray at the Golden Temple and the city also draws visitors from across the globe for its rich culture and cuisine. Amritsar being among the 27 new smart cities to be developed by the Ministry of Urban Development, the city will also attract business travelers in time to come.
“Leh is another special tourist destination that has emerged to be a favorite amongst millions of Indians. Its Buddhist sites, nearby trekking areas and amazing landscapes are increasingly finding place in the bucket lists of global and local travelers. Both these destinations fit perfectly into Vistara’s network strategy, and we’re confident that our customers would look forward to fly ‘the new feeling’ with us on these new routes.”
Customers can book their tickets from today through all channels, including Vistara’s website www.airvistara.com, Vistara’s iOS and Android mobile apps, and through Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) and travel agents.
As part of continual network optimisation and due to the planned runway maintenance of the Varanasi Airport in the summer which impacts the times at which Vistara operates, the airline will suspend its daily service between Delhi and Varanasi effective March 1, 2017.
Nearing its second year anniversary, Vistara has flown more than 3.5 million happy customers. With the addition of Amritsar and Leh and suspension of Varanasi, Vistara will now serve 19 destinations across the length and breadth of the country, further connecting India with multiple international destinations via its growing number of interline partners. The airline’s list of achievements continues to grow: it was recently voted the ‘Best Domestic Airline’ and runners up in the ‘Favorite Domestic Airline’ category by the readers of Travel + Leisure India and Condé Nast Traveller India, respectively. Besides, Vistara was also tagged as the ‘Most Loved Airline’ by Skytrax and the ‘Best New Entrant (Domestic)’ by Air Passengers Association of India (APAI).