The Indian carrier received its fourth 787 (VT-TSP) three months back in March 2023. Further, the airline has placed an order for six Boeing 787s, and one is on lease.
Vistara Fifth Boeing 787 Incoming
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, registered as VT-TSO, is a one-year and nine-month-old aircraft. The aircraft, which had been in storage, arrived in Seattle on January 17, 2023, and is being prepared for delivery.
Furthermore, the aircraft bears a US registration as N9674N and was first spotted in Vistara livery in May 2021.
According to our source, Boeing is preparing to deliver the 787 to Vistara in the coming days. While this will be the fourth aircraft owned by Vistaara and fifth 787 to be inducted into the fleet.
The airline might add a new route or increase the frequency of its existing Indo-European routes. Stay tuned for more updates.
According to planespotters.net, the Vistara has a fleet of 61 aircraft and an age of 2.8 years. This makes them the airline with the youngest fleet after Akasa Air (QP).
CCI sends Notice to Air India
Air India (AI) CEO Campbell Wilson responded on Friday, July 7, to recent reports concerning the proposed merger between Air India and Vistara (UK). Wilson clarified that despite concerns raised by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the merger remains on track.
Speaking to the employees of Air India, Wilson acknowledged the CCI’s request for more information on the merger proposal. Further, he reassured them that this request was customary. Subsequently, it is a vital step in the evaluation process, expressing his approval of the inquiry.
Wilson highlighted that their low-cost carriers (LCC) integration is progressing well. Subsequently, he outlined the company’s plan for a future state where the Air India group would have a single, larger full-service carrier and a single low-cost airline.
The aim is to have aligned practices, optimized systems, and improved career prospects across the combined entity.
The Air India CEO’s response to the CCI notice reassures employees that the merger plans with Vistara are still progressing as intended.
As the CCI scrutinizes the potential impact on competition, stakeholders eagerly await the outcome of the evaluation process.
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