LEH, May 25: Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, today inaugurated service from Delhi to the spectacularly beautiful destination of Leh (Ladakh).
The airline will operate direct flights between Delhi and Leh on Saturdays and Sundays from March 25, 2017 and will increase the frequency to daily flights during the summer peak season, starting from May 10, 2017.
Vistara celebrated the launch of this service with a traditional Ladakhi folk performance by a Ladakhi troupe in the departures area of Delhi T3, as well as with a similar performance in the arrivals area of Leh airport. Vistara also presented gifts to all passengers on the inaugural flights.
Situated at a height of 10,682 feet, Leh’s picturesque Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is one of the highest altitude airports in the world, and requires especially equipped aircraft with especially trained crew to operate to and from it. Vistara has especially configured two of its Airbus A320 aircraft for service to and from Leh.
The introduction of Leh to its fast growing network reflects Vistara’s commitment to connect the country, as well as the airline’s focus on delivering its award-winning service to leisure and corporate travellers alike. Elaborating on the launch of the new destination, Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara said, “Leh is on the bucket lists of millions of travellers from all over the world, who want to experience the unique culture of this region and its incredibly beautiful landscapes. We’re very excited to add this beautiful destination to our network, and provide connectivity to its residents. We are confident that this new route will further delight our customers, who will now be able to explore the breathtaking beauty of Ladakh while ‘flying the new feeling’ with Vistara. Furthermore, with convenient same-terminal connections between domestic and international flights at Delhi Airport’s T3, our new flights will open up Leh to more foreign visitors as well.”
Since its launch a little over two years ago, Vistara has rapidly expanded its network to connect 19 destinations across India, with over 500 flights a week and a fleet of 13 aircraft. Having crossed the milestone of flying over 4 million happy customers, Vistara stands tall on its promise to deliver intuitively thoughtful service, seamless and personalized flying experience to millions of travellers, thereby redefining air travel in the country. The airline has recently been awarded the “Best Emerging Airline” by PATWA (Pacific Area Travel Writers Association), at a globally renowned travel and tourism event – ITB, Berlin. Vistara flies to six other destinations in Northern India, including Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Lucknow.
TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%.