Indian carrier Vistara operated its first long-haul service from Delhi to Heathrow on Friday (28 August).
The airline, a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, used a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for the service to the UK’s hub airport.
The Heathrow-Delhi service will operate three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in each direction from 28 August to 24 October as part of a bilateral “transport bubble” between the UK and India.
Leslie Thng, Vistara’s chief executive, said: “Though not regular scheduled flights, we are excited about starting operations to our first long-haul destination.
“This, in many ways, marks the beginning of a new phase of growth in the global skies for Vistara. This also gives us the opportunity to introduce India’s finest and only five-star airline to London.”
Vistara started operations five years ago and now has a fleet of 43 aircraft including two Dreamliners.