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Tata Group in talks with Singapore Airlines to merge Vistara, Air India: Report

The merger, which could take a year to complete, is a part of a bigger consolidation drive by Tata Sons to save costs.

Singapore Airlines may maintain a minority stake of up to 25% to the tune of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 crore as part of the merger.(Representative Image)
Singapore Airlines may maintain a minority stake of up to 25% to the tune of 5,000 to 10,000 crore as part of the merger.(Representative Image)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 06:47 PM IST
Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Rahul Bose wrongly tags woman on Twitter as he complains about flight experience

Rahul Bose wrongly tagged a woman while registering his complaints about Vistara airlines after a disappointing flight experience.

Rahul Bose complained about Vistara airlines on Twitter. 
Rahul Bose complained about Vistara airlines on Twitter. 
Published on Sep 27, 2022 08:13 AM IST

Vistara ranked among world's 20 best airlines. Check full list

The World Airline Awards were determined by an online customer survey that ran from September 2021 to August 2022 in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. More than 350 airlines featured in the final results.

Vistara will also be renting 37 new A320neo family aircraft from leasing companies, according to a statement from the carrier Wednesday. The airline currently has a fleet of 21 single-aisle Airbus planes.(HT Photo)
Vistara will also be renting 37 new A320neo family aircraft from leasing companies, according to a statement from the carrier Wednesday. The airline currently has a fleet of 21 single-aisle Airbus planes.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 01:19 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

'Discussions on Vistara-Air India future on, expecting clarity in few months'

‘For Vistara, in terms of capacity, we were already at our pre- Covid level in November last year and currently we are 25% more than our pre-Covid level’

Vinod Kanan, chief executive officer (CEO) of Vistara.
Vinod Kanan, chief executive officer (CEO) of Vistara.
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 10:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala death: Airlines mourn demise of a ‘towering figure’

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala death: Jhunjhunwala passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 62, at his home in Mumbai.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. (File Photo)
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2022 05:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Daily brief:Umesh Kolhe murder mastermind was booked for rape in 2021

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Police personnel keep vigil ahead of 'Shradhanjali Sabha' of Umesh Kolhe who was killed for alleged social media post backing Nupur Sharma in Amravati.(ANI)
Police personnel keep vigil ahead of 'Shradhanjali Sabha' of Umesh Kolhe who was killed for alleged social media post backing Nupur Sharma in Amravati.(ANI)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 09:00 PM IST

In last 24 hours, flights belonging to these companies reported trouble

While SpiceJet alone was involved in three incidents, IndiGo and Vistara aircraft also reported snags.

Of the five incidents, four took place on Tuesday. (Representative Image)
Of the five incidents, four took place on Tuesday. (Representative Image)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 07:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Vistara flight UK-122 landed in Delhi from Bangkok. Then engine failed

In June, Vistara was fined ₹10 lakh for allowing a co-pilot to land an aircraft at Indore in Madhya Pradesh despite not having the requisite training in a simulator.

Vistara Airlines (REUTERS File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Vistara Airlines (REUTERS File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 06:04 PM IST
Reported by Neha Tripathi | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

'No hurry as…': Vistara CEO on leasing B787 Dreamliner

For more than a year, Boeing has not delivered any B787 plane as the US Aviation regulator wants it to first make rectifications in aircraft production line.

'No hurry as…': Vistara CEO on leasing B787 Dreamliner(HT Photo)
'No hurry as…': Vistara CEO on leasing B787 Dreamliner(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2022 11:02 PM IST
PTI |

Afternoon brief: Video of Coast Guard catching two ships carrying 1,520 crore

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Representational image.
Representational image.
Published on May 21, 2022 01:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Dia Mirza accuses Vistara of not helping after her flight gets cancelled

Dia Mirza said she and the other passengers of a Vistara flight waited for three hours in the aircraft before they were asked to disembark. She tweeted that nobody from the airlines or Airports Authority helped them.

Actor Dia Mirza has complained to Vistara airlines.
Actor Dia Mirza has complained to Vistara airlines.
Published on May 21, 2022 11:53 AM IST

Cheap tickets to stay as India’s airlines squabble on fare hikes

IndiGo’s vow to remain “very, very competitive” going forward is bad news for everyone, including the local affiliate of Singapore Airlines Ltd., IPO-bound Go First and formerly state-run Air India Ltd.

IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoFirst (previously GoAir), Air India Express, and AirAsia India are categorized as low-cost carriers, while Air India and Vistara are full-service airlines.
IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoFirst (previously GoAir), Air India Express, and AirAsia India are categorized as low-cost carriers, while Air India and Vistara are full-service airlines.
Published on Apr 04, 2022 05:41 AM IST
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Vistara flight makes precautionary landing at Delhi airport after take off

The flight number UK-697 was headed to Amritsar in Punjab.

Another aircraft was reportedly arranged for the departure/operations. (Representational image)
Another aircraft was reportedly arranged for the departure/operations. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 02:18 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Vistara cancels several flights, offers waiver of change fee for rescheduling

As Vistara airline cancel several flights for the month of February, Vistara Spokesperson on Monday informed that they are offering a waiver of change fee for one-time rescheduling on all direct bookings with travel until March 31.

Vistara cancels several flights, offers waiver of change fee for rescheduling   (HT File)
Vistara cancels several flights, offers waiver of change fee for rescheduling   (HT File)
Updated on Jan 31, 2022 10:40 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi [india]

News updates from HT: Dominican PM says Mehul Choksi's rights will be respected

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Mehul Choksi.(ANI)
Mehul Choksi.(ANI)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 09:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Vistara flight UK775 between Mumbai, Kolkata suffers severe turbulence

The airline service provider also said that the injured passengers were provided medical assistance upon arrival in Kolkata and the incident is being investigated on priority.

"Flight UK775 operating Mumbai-Kolkata on 7 June 2021 encountered severe turbulence 15 minutes before landing," a company spokesperson said.(Representational image)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 08:18 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India closely monitoring Cyclone Tauktae, no decision yet on shutting airports

Cyclone Tauktae is predicted to intensify further into a 'very severe cyclonic storm’ by Monday, with windspeed ranging between 150kmph and 160kmph. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold an important meeting later in the day to review preparations to deal with the impending cyclone.

Life Guard and firefighters patrol the Juhu beach area due to the formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (PTI)
Life Guard and firefighters patrol the Juhu beach area due to the formation of Cyclone Tauktae in the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on May 16, 2021 05:34 PM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose

Vistara, IndiGo say some flights likely to be impacted due to Cyclone Tauktae

As cyclone Tauktae furthers closer into the Indian West Coast, the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Saturday issued an 'orange bulletin' for Kerala and Tamil Nadu, predicting a severe flood situation in the two states.

"Travel Advisory: Due to Cyclone Tauktae, flights to/from Kannur are impacted. You may visit Plan B to opt for alternate options or get a refund," IndiGo tweeted.(Reuters)
Updated on May 16, 2021 05:36 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

Covid-19: Hong Kong suspends flights connecting India from April 20 to May 3

The Hong Kong government's decision has come after 50 passengers of two Vistara flights this month were found positive for Covid-19 when tested on arrival.

This decision was taken as three passengers on Vistara's Mumbai-Hong Kong flight on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival. (REUTERS)(HT_PRINT)
This decision was taken as three passengers on Vistara's Mumbai-Hong Kong flight on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival. (REUTERS)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 18, 2021 11:07 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Vistara to upgrade 787-9s for long haul

Vistara currently flies the two wide-body Dreamliners to select international destinations, including London, as well as on domestic routes. Vistara has also an option to order four more 787-9 planes.

Vistara is in talks with Boeing to add a rest compartment for crew in some 787-9 planes it will receive in the next few years, which will let the carrier start non-stop flights on long-haul routes.(Mint Archive)
Vistara is in talks with Boeing to add a rest compartment for crew in some 787-9 planes it will receive in the next few years, which will let the carrier start non-stop flights on long-haul routes.(Mint Archive)
Updated on Mar 18, 2021 08:34 AM IST
ByRhik Kundu, Livemint, New Delhi

Vistara to start flights between Mumbai and Male from March 3

Vistara to start flights between Mumbai and Male from March 3

CSMIA is also set to facilitate the distribution of a total of 227 boxes through SpiceJet, IndiGo, GoAir and Vistara. (REUTERS)(HT_PRINT)
CSMIA is also set to facilitate the distribution of a total of 227 boxes through SpiceJet, IndiGo, GoAir and Vistara. (REUTERS)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 13, 2021 12:23 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Vistara to operate daily flights on Delhi-Sharjah route from Jan 20

"The airline will operate its Airbus A320 neo aircraft on this route as part of the 'air bubble agreement' between India and the UAE, complementing its services to or from Dubai," Vistara said in a press release.

The flight would depart from the Delhi airport at 2.30 am (local time) and would land at the Sharjah airport at 5 am (local time) every day.(Reuters)
The flight would depart from the Delhi airport at 2.30 am (local time) and would land at the Sharjah airport at 5 am (local time) every day.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 08:22 PM IST
PTI |

Vistara to send senior employees on compulsory leave without pay for 3 days

Extending the nationwide lockdown till May 3, Prime Minister Modi urged companies to be sensitive towards people and not sack them during this difficult period.

The compulsory no pay leave will affect around 1,200 employees in senior grades.
The compulsory no pay leave will affect around 1,200 employees in senior grades.
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IndiGo, Vistara may ground jets as coronavirus cases jump in India: Report

Industry groups and analysts have issued dire warnings about the virus, with Sydney-based CAPA Centre for Aviation saying that most of the world’s airlines could go bankrupt by the end of May unless authorities step in.

With demand expected to fall at least 40-50% in the near term, India’s airlines may initially ground 150 aircraft, the local unit of CAPA said Wednesday. (Photo: @airvistara)
With demand expected to fall at least 40-50% in the near term, India’s airlines may initially ground 150 aircraft, the local unit of CAPA said Wednesday. (Photo: @airvistara)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 12:13 PM IST
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