Vistara Expands Middle East Connectivity with Direct Mumbai-Doha Flights

Experience the convenience of direct flights between Mumbai and Doha by Vistara, India's premier full-service carrier. With a commitment to excellence, Vistara expands its Middle East presence, offering four weekly flights connecting these dynamic cities.

Vistara, India’s premier full-service carrier and a collaboration between the Tata group and Singapore Airlines, has introduced direct four-times-weekly flights connecting Mumbai and Doha.

The inaugural flight, operated on Vistara’s A321neo aircraft, took off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, at 18:45 Hours (IST) on December 15, 2023, and landed at Hamad International Airport, Doha, at 20:30 Hours (local time zone).

Flight Schedule Effective December 15, 2023

Flight No.SectorDepartureArrivalDays of Ops
UK 285Mumbai – Doha18:45 hrs20:30 hrsMon, Wed, Fri, Sun
UK 286Doha – Mumbai21:45 hrs4:05 hrs (+1)Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
  • All timings are in local time zones; slight variations may occur on respective days of operations.
  • (+1) indicates next-day arrival.

Strategic Focus on Middle East Growth

With a consistent uptick in demand for travel between India and the Middle East, Vistara has strategically expanded its footprint in the region.

The airline already provides direct connectivity to five destinations in the Middle East, including Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Dubai, Jeddah, and Muscat.


CEO Expresses Confidence in Doha Operations

Mr. Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer of Vistara, expressed confidence in the Doha route, stating, “Based on the remarkable response to Vistara’s Middle Eastern routes, we are confident that the launch of operations to Doha will further strengthen our footprint in the region.”

Doha, being an essential commercial hub and home to a large Indian diaspora, marks Vistara’s 50th destination and the sixth in the Middle East.

Vistara’s Inclusive Policy and Guidance for Customers

Vistara welcomes all eligible customers meeting visa/entry requirements in both countries, as specified by respective government bodies. The airline strongly encourages customers to fully understand these guidelines before making bookings.

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Manish Khandelwal
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