Vistara Receives First A321neo With Lie-Flat Beds On Narrow Body Jet


Vistara, a joint venture between TATA group and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), announced on Friday that it has received its first Airbus A321, the stretched, longer-range version of the A320, the world’s most popular passenger aircraft.

The airline said it is the first in South Asia to provide flat beds in a narrow-body aircraft.

  • Vistara’s A321neo features a three-class layout with 12 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy and 152 in economy class.
  • The aircraft is the first of six A321neo for the airline, on lease by Air Lease Corporation and part of the 50 A320neo Family aircraft order signed in 2018.

“We are excited to welcome our first A321neo aircraft, the latest addition in our growing fleet. The new aircraft ensures operational enhancement, cost efficiency as well as a reduction in carbon footprint for us while enabling extra payload capacity, greater fuel efficiency, and higher range.

The new cabin products on our A321 aircraft truly complement our promise of providing a premium and world-class flying experience to travelers from and to India.


All of these aspects perfectly align with our international growth strategy.”

said Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara

The aircraft is part of the order for 50 of the Airbus A320 family from 2018.

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The Airbus A321neo aircraft are intended for use on international short to medium-haul routes or destinations within seven flight hours.


Here is a look at the features of the 3 cabin classes:

Business Class

  1. Seats upholstered in genuine leather that recline into 84” fully-flat beds
  2. Generous leg space with 63” seat pitch
  3. 16” High Definition (HD) touchscreen in-seat TV*
  4. Video Handset to navigate the IFE system
  5. Four-way headrest, headset hook, cocktail table, reading light and coat hook
  6. USB port and 3-pin charging point in every seat
  7. Control Unit for customers to control seat functions 

Premium Economy

  1. Exclusive cabin towards the front of the aircraft 
  2. 33” seat pitch
  3. 10” High Definition (HD) touchscreen in-seat TV*
  4. Increased legroom and storage space 
  5. Four-way adjustable headrest 
  6. Audio jack and recline control 
  7. USB port and 3-pin charging point in every seat

Economy Class

  1. Up to 29” seat pitch
  2. 10” High Definition (HD) touchscreen in-seat TV*
  3. Four-way headrest for enhanced neck support
  4. USB port in every seat and 3-pin power outlet 

For more detail, click here.

In March 2020, the airline presented its first wide-bodied aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, for international long-haul use.

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