Vistara has started non-stop flights between Mumbai (India) and Muscat (Oman), its fourth destination in the Gulf region. The inaugural flight departed from Mumbai at 2000 Hours (IST) and arrived in Muscat at 2135 Hours (GST). With this, Vistara becomes the only carrier to offer the choice of Premium Economy class on the route, in addition to Business and Economy class.
There has been a consistent increase in demand for travel between India and the Gulf region and Vistara’s middle eastern routes have been performing remarkably well. The airline has focussed on expanding its presence in the region this year with the launch of services to Jeddah and Abu Dhabi in August and October, respectively. Vistara also operates daily flights to Dubai to/from Mumbai.
Vinod Kannan, CEO, Vistara, said, “The launch of operations to Muscat is in line with our goal to steadily enhance our footprint in the Middle East. The firm bilateral relationship and robust cultural and economic ties between India and states in the Gulf region have given great impetus to our growth plans, and our successful business on the other Middle Eastern routes is a testament to that. We are excited to bring India’s finest full-service carrier to Muscat with daily connectivity from Mumbai and are confident that Vistara with its award-winning product and services will be a much-preferred carrier on this route as well.”
|Days of Operation
|Mumbai – Muscat
|Muscat – Mumbai
|3:10 Hrs (+1)
|* All timings shown are in local time zones
*+1 indicates next-day arrival