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Vistara gets all clear to fly abroad

News Summed Up 2019-03-13 05:30:00

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Full service carrier Vistara has been granted permission to fly international routes, civil aviation secretary ‎Pradeep Singh Kharola said on Wednesday. The license to fly international routes is a big boost to the airline seeking to spread its wings. Airlines were earlier required to fly for at least five years on domestic routes, and have a fleet of 20 aircraft before being allowed to fly international. While the narrow-body Airbus aircraft will be delivered between 2019 and 2023, the airline will take the delivery of six wide-body Boeing 787-900 (Dreamliner) aircraft between 2020 and 2021. Vistara, one of the three full-service carriers in India, is the only local airline to have a premium economy class.