Monday, August 11, 2014

#Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines or 'Vistara’ to start opt.from Oct.

The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture today unveiled the brand name of its new airline ‘Vistara’, and said it is expected to launch operations by October with the first aircraft coming in by September.

“We are in the last lap of the process of securing the Air Operator Permit (AOP of flying licence). There are a series of approvals which we have to get to the satisfaction of DGCA,” said Phee Teik Yeoh, the CEO of the start-up full-service airline ‘Vistara’.

Yeoh was speaking at a ceremony to launch the new brand name, the logo and livery of the airline, along with Tata-SIA Airlines Chairman Prasad Menon and Board Directors Mukund Rajan and Swee Wah Mak.

Asked about the route network of the new airline, the CEO said “we are close to finalising our route network. It will cover cities having a clear demand for full-service airline”, but declined to share details.