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Vistara receives its first A321neo at Delhi from Airbus’ Hamburg facility

July 24, 2020: Vistara today received its first Airbus A321neo, which is part of the order of 50 from the Airbus A320 Family signed in 2018 - arrived in Delhi this morning from Airbus’ production facility in Hamburg, Germany, thus strengthening its aim to expand international operations. 

The Airbus A321neo aircraft are intended for use on short to medium-haul international routes or destinations within seven hours of flying time.
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The Airbus A321neo aircraft are intended for use on short to medium-haul international routes or destinations within seven hours of flying time.

July 24, 2020: Vistara today received its first Airbus A321neo, which is part of the order of 50 from the Airbus A320 Family signed in 2018 - arrived in Delhi this morning from Airbus’ production facility in Hamburg, Germany, thus strengthening its aim to expand international operations.

This addition makes Vistara the first airline in South Asia to offer lie-flat beds on a narrowbody aircraft and one of the few such airlines across the world. Vistara today also revealed the new cabin interiors and features for its A321neo aircraft. Featuring Vistara’s three-class cabin configuration, the aircraft has a total of 188 seats – 12 in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy and 152 in Economy.

Aiming at international routes
The Airbus A321neo aircraft are intended for use on short to medium-haul international routes or destinations within seven hours of flying time. In March 2020, the airline inducted its first widebody aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, for long-haul international operations.

Leslie Thng, chief executive officer, Vistara said, “This new addition to our fleet reinforces our long-term commitment to international expansion plans, despite the challenges of the current times. The new cabin products on our A321neo aircraft truly complement our promise of providing a premium and world-class flying experience to travellers from and to India.”

“The A321neo aircraft ensures operational enhancement, cost-effectiveness as well as reduction of carbon footprint for us while enabling extra payload capacity, greater fuel efficiency and higher range. All of these aspects perfectly align with our international growth strategy”, added Thng.

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