Saturday, September 21, 2019

Aviation


Vistara inaugurates flights to Dubai
September 2019 775

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a JV of Tata and Singapore Airlines, inaugurated its daily service between Mumbai and Dubai last month. Dubai is Vistara’s second international destination in its network, with which the airline becomes the only one to offer the choice of Premium Economy class for travel between India and the UAE (in addition to Business and Economy class).

Vistara’s chief executive officer, Leslie Thng, said on the occasion, “We’re very excited to start our service to Dubai, a city that’s home to millions of Indians, place of business for many Indian corporations and is also the most-preferred holiday destination for so many people. Now Dubai also has India’s best airline that’s committed to making a mark in global aviation with a world-class product and gold-standard service. With a great product and unmatched Indian hospitality, we bring something unique to the India-UAE route and are confident that travellers will enjoy flying the ‘new feeling’ with Vistara.”

Vistara inaugurated its international operations earlier last month with daily flights to Singapore from Delhi and Mumbai. It is now poised to begin flying to the third international destination in its network, Bangkok, Thailand from August 27, 2019.

As the highest-rated Indian airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor, and winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards, Vistara has consistently raised the bar for operations and service delivery in the Indian aviation industry in a short span of little over four years. The airline now connects 27 destinations, operates over 1,200 flights a week served by a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 and seven Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, and has flown more than 16 million customers since starting operations in 2015.


 

Singapore Airlines honours top agents

Singapore Airlines invited TTN on its annual dinner to reward their top performing agents. The event was held onboard luxury river cruise JA Bateaux Dubai and was in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board.

“We really did well last year in the premium seat sales, something that we are good at any way. Our first, business and premium economy seat sales saw double-digit growth and we have our frontline agents and our sales team to thank for that,” Christian Stenkewitz, general manager, Gulf and Middle East.

The event also welcomed a new area director for the Middle East, Beverly Auyong, who will replace the long-standing Abdul Rahman Mohideen.

 




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