Vistara, an Indian full-service airline and a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and the Tata Group has recently announced its revised schedule for flights between Delhi and London, starting May 01 the airline will connect both cities on a daily basis, with flights departing at 22:05 IST for London and returning to Delhi at 14:40 GMT.
Notably, Vistara began flying to London from Delhi in 2020 as part of the International Air Bubble Agreement between India and the United Kingdom, deploying Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
However, because of recent Covid-19 outbreaks, Vistara was forced to cancel the Delhi-London flight.
Vistara began flying again and till 26th March 2022, it was operating the Delhi – London Heathrow flight and return (UK17/UK18) five times a week.
Vistara Delhi-London Flight Schedule
|Sector||Flight No.||Days of Operation||Departure||Arrival|
|Delhi – London Heathrow||UK 017||Daily||1440 Hours||1840 Hours|
|London Heathrow – Delhi||UK 018||Daily||2205 Hours||1190 Hours (+1)|
According to a Vistara official, demand has been robust across the whole network, particularly on long-haul routes, and the airline is looking for ways to further serve its customers by adding new direct flights.
Vinod Kannan, the Chief Executive Officer of Vistara said;
“Within the next two years, Vistara plans to expand international flights from 25% to 35%. It currently serves over 45 locations, with international flights accounting for over a quarter of its total capacity.“
Vistara is currently waiting for 4 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to arrive. However, due to quality-control difficulties, foreign exports have been halted since May 2021. Vistara may be able to lease some additional Boeing 787s in the near future to accommodate for their current capacity shortage. However, no final decision has been made.