Vistara took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft in New Delhi. The aircraft, arriving from Airbus’ final assembly lines in Hamburg, Germany, features fully flat beds in business class. Overall, Vistara’s A321neo features a three-class layout with 12 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy and 152 in economy class.
The aircraft is the first of six A321neo for the airline, on lease by Air Lease Corporation and part of the 50 A320neo Family aircraft order signed in 2018. All Vistara A321neo will be powered by latest-generation CFM-Leap 1A engines.
The aircraft will be supported by Airbus’ Flight Hour Services Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) programme to optimise and secure Vistara fleet operations and will also complement Vistara’s current Airbus fleet of 32 A320 Family aircraft.
Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said, “We are excited to welcome our first A321neo aircraft, the latest addition in our growing fleet. The new aircraft ensures operational enhancement, cost efficiency as well as reduction in carbon footprint for us while enabling extra payload capacity, greater fuel efficiency and higher range. The new cabin products on our A321 aircraft truly complement our promise of providing a premium and world-class flying experience to travellers from and to India. All of these aspects perfectly align with our international growth strategy.”
Vistara commenced its commercial operations on January 9, 2015. The airline has a fleet of 42 aircraft including 34 Airbus A320, 1 A321neo, 6 Boeing B737-800NG and 1 Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.