Vistara, the leading Indian full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, marked a significant milestone today with the inauguration of its non-stop flights connecting Mumbai and London.
The airline’s inaugural flight, operated by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, took off from Mumbai at 14:35 Hours (IST) and is expected to touch down at London Heathrow Airport at 19:55 Hours (BST).
This new service will operate five times a week, providing travellers with enhanced connectivity and convenience.
A Flight Experience Like No Other
As per a press release issued by the airline, Vistara’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is renowned for its exceptional features and passenger comfort. With its three-class seating arrangement, modern interiors, wireless connectivity, cutting-edge in-flight entertainment system with live TV at 35,000 feet, and wellness lighting solution, passengers are guaranteed a delightful journey.
Convenient Flight Schedule
The flight schedule between Mumbai and London is designed to cater to the needs of travellers. The following is the schedule for the flights operating on this route, effective from June 1, 2023:
|Sector||Flight No.||Departure||Arrival||Days of Operation|
|Mumbai – London||UK 015||14:35 hrs.||19:55 hrs.||Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun|
|London – Mumbai||UK 016||21:50 hrs.||11:00 hrs. (+1)||Thu, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sun|
Please note that all timings mentioned are in local time zones. The “+1” indicates the next-day arrival.
Commemorate the Inaugural Flight
To celebrate the commencement of this new international route, Vistara organized a ceremonial lamp-lighting ceremony at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.
Passengers on the inaugural flight were treated to themed delicacies, including Mumbai’s beloved pav bhaji and keema pav, while the return flight offered London’s speciality beer, Brewdog Punk IPA.
These thoughtful touches added a touch of celebration and a taste of both cultures to the travel experience.
Comments from CEO
Vinod Kannan, the Chief Executive Officer of Vistara, expressed his excitement about the launch, stating,
“We are thrilled to introduce direct connectivity between Mumbai and London, a route of great historical significance for trade, business, and leisure travel. Mumbai serves as India’s financial capital, while London holds paramount importance in the global financial landscape and is a popular destination for Indian travelers.
The introduction of this new route, with its convenient departure and arrival timings, aligns with our ongoing efforts to offer flexibility and ease to our customers when planning their travel with India’s premier airline. We firmly believe that our world-class product, complemented by our globally recognized service, creates the perfect combination for an exceptional flying experience.”Advertisement