Vistara, an Indian full-service carrier inaugurated its service on Mumbai-Colombo, Sri Lanka route. The airline currently operated daily (except Wednesdays) between Mumbai and Colombo, making it the first to offer the choice of Premium Economy class for travel between India and Sri Lanka, additionally to Economy and Business class.
Passengers on Vistara’s inaugural flight from Mumbai were welcome in Colombo with garlands and Sri Lankan sweets, as a special organization performed the traditional Kandyan dance in celebration.
The chief guests for the occasion were, Dr. Sushil Kumar, 1st Secretary – Economic & Commerce, high commission of India in Sri Lanka, Rayhan Wanniappa, Director – air transport and Economic Regulation, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka and Ruwan Waidyaratne, executive director, Hayleys PLC.
Vinod Kannan, Chief Strategy Officer, Vistara, said, “We are very happy to step into another new geography with flights to Sri Lanka, a nation with huge potential for tourism likewise as trade.
To Sri Lanka, we introduce India’s only five-star airline that’s committed to making a mark across the globe with a foremost product and impeccable service delivery. we are confident that travelers can enjoy unmatched hospitality once flying the ‘new feeling’ with Vistara.”
Vistara has appointed North-South Lines Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the iconic Sri Lankan conglomerate, Hayleys PLC, as its representation company in Sri Lanka.
The airline inaugurated its international operations in August 2019 with Singapore as its 1st destination, followed by Dubai, UAE and Bangkok, Thailand. in the last seven months, the airline has expanded its fleet and network by near to 500th each and has flown around 4.5 million passengers.
Vistara’s fleet size is ready to almost double by the end of the current financial year ending March 2020, when put next to the size at the start of FY19-20.