Air carrier Vistara, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, is set to launch its first international flights from next month and it has picked Singapore as its first global destination, with daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai.
“We're excited to start with Singapore as our first international destination, which we see as a very important market given the opportunities it presents for corporate, business as well as leisure travel," said Vistara CEO Leslie Thng in a statement.
Vistara airline, which is currently making losses, is hoping that the launch of international flights will give it greater scale to move forward on its path to profitability.
The new services could also ease pressure on international airfares from India, which rose by as much as 32% after the collapse of Jet Airways Ltd in April.
Vistara met the requirement of having more than 20 jets needed for international flights in June 2018. However, it took time to receive further regulatory approvals.