Vistara’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner comes with 299 seats in three-class cabin configuration, giving clients a selection of Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.
- Last Updated: February 28, 2020, 2:34 PM IST
- Edited by: Anirudh SK
Vistara has taken supply of its first wide-body plane, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. With this, Vistara additionally turns into India’s first airline to fly Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Commenting on this milestone event, Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Leslie Thng mentioned, “This aircraft delivery marks a new phase of growth for Vistara and unlocks our potential to become one of world’s best airlines. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is one of world’s most technologically advanced aircraft. We are delighted to add it to our growing fleet with a brand new wide-body product designed to global standards, hence offering the ‘new feeling of flying’ to our customers across the world.”
“Vistara has shown their commitment to bringing a full-service luxury flying experience to the growing Indian market and we are honoured they chose the 787 Dreamliner to inaugurate their widebody operations and drive their global growth. Vistara’s faith and confidence in the Dreamliner speaks to the airplane’s unparalleled fuel efficiency, range flexibility and ability to create new city pairs, allowing the airline to connect India domestically, regionally and beyond,” mentioned Mr. Ihssane Mounir, senior vice chairman of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company.
The new plane is the primary of six that Vistara bought from Boeing. The second Vistara Dreamliner is at present on the manufacturing line and will probably be delivered quickly.
“We will use the Boeing 787 Dreamliners to soon begin flying long-haul routes, providing authentic Indian hospitality to customers in a modern, global setting”, added Mr. Thng.
Vistara’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner comes with 299 seats in three-class cabin configuration, giving clients a selection of Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. Vistara’s Dreamliners characteristic lie-flat enterprise class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration that provides direct aisle entry to every Business Class passenger, and a separate Premium Economy cabin will provide seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. This plane additionally contains in-seat TVs in all three cabins with High Definition (HD) Display providing a cutting-edge In-flight Entertainment system powered by Panasonic in addition to in-flight WiFi web connectivity onboard long-haul worldwide flights, topic to vital regulatory approvals. The latter, thus, makes Vistara India’s first airline to supply the service.
The plane additionally options Boeing-designed superior air purification system, extra headroom, better house in overhead bins, bigger home windows that give an elevated sense of house, turbulence-dampening know-how and decrease cabin altitude – all designed for travellers to reach at their vacation spot feeling contemporary and time-adjusted.
Vistara’s first Boeing 787-9 plane will fly clients inside India for a restricted time period from March 2020 earlier than being deployed on long-haul worldwide operations.
Vistara is India’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor and has been the winner of a number of ‘Best Airline’ awards. In a brief span of 5 years, Vistara has raised the bar for operations and repair supply within the Indian aviation business by providing the best flying expertise to travellers. The airline is poised to develop its fleet considerably by including greater than 40 plane from Airbus and Boeing by 2023, together with Airbus A320neo, A321neo and Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner.