Scindia flags off Vistara’s Pune-Singapore direct flight
Vistara, India’s full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, started its non-stop flights between Pune and Singapore. The inaugural flight departed from Pune at 0210 Hours (IST) on December 2 and arrived in Singapore at 1030 Hours (GMT). It was flagged off by Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, virtually, in Delhi. The airline will operate 4x weekly flights on this route using its A321neo aircraft.
An inaugural event was organised at the Pune airport which was attended by His Excellency Gavin Roch, Vice Consul, Consul General of the Republic of Singapore; . Prashant Girbane, Director General, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) and. Deepak Karandikar, President, MCCIA. The event was virtually attended by Scindia; Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara; Chandrakant Patil, Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra & Guardian Minister of Pune; Dr. Sudhir Mehta, CMD, Pinnacle Industries Pvt. Ltd. and other dignitaries.
Commenting on the start of the new international route, Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, of Vistara, said, “We are excited to be able to connect Pune and Singapore – two cities that were not directly connected thus far. There is a growing demand for air travel between the two cities especially from corporate travellers. We are confident that customers will appreciate having the option of flying India’s best airline on this sector.”
Vistara will accept all eligible customers meeting visa/entry requirements in both countries, as specified by the respective government bodies. Vistara strongly encourages its customers to fully understand these guidelines before making their bookings.
Vistara is India’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor, and it has been the winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards, besides being lauded for world-class cabin cleanliness and upholding high safety standards. The airline has recently been featured amongst World’s Top 20 Airlines while being recognized as the ‘Best Airline in India and Southern Asia’ for the second time in a row, ‘Best Airline Staff Service in India and Southern Asia’ for the fourth consecutive year, ‘Best Cabin Crew in India and Southern Asia’ for the second time in a row and ‘Best Business Class in India and Southern Asia’ at the coveted Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022.