Indian carrier Vistara flags off non-stop service between Mumbai & Jeddah
The airline currently flies thrice a week between the two cities on its Airbus A320neo aircraft. The inauguration of Vistara flight service between Mumbai and Jeddah. (Picture: Vistara )
Eastern Eye Staff
Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, on Tuesday (2) successfully inaugurated non-stop flights between Mumbai, India, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The inaugural flight departed from Mumbai at 1805 hours (IST) on Tuesday and landed in Jeddah at 2050 hours (AST) the same day. The airline now flies thrice a week between the two cities on its Airbus A320neo aircraft.
Commenting on the launch of the new international route, Vinod Kannan, chief executive officer, Vistara, said, “We are delighted to launch services to Jeddah, and to add Saudi Arabia to our growing international network. Given the multitude of upcoming futuristic projects in Saudi Arabia, strong trade ties with India and presence of large Indian diaspora, there is growing traffic between the two countries. We are confident that travellers will appreciate having the choice of flying India’s best airline on this route.”
Vistara is India’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor, and it has won several ‘Best Airline’ awards, besides being lauded for world-class cabin cleanliness and upholding high safety standards.
In a short span of seven years since starting operations, Vistara has raised the bar for operations and service standards in the Indian aviation industry to become one of the country’s most loved airlines. It has recently crossed the milestone of flying 35 million passengers.
|Sector||Flight No.||Days of Operation||Departure||Arrival|
|Mumbai (BOM) – Jeddah (JED)||UK 235||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||1805 hrs||2050 hrs|
|Jeddah (JED) – Mumbai (BOM)||UK 236||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||2150 hrs||0530 hrs (+1)|
- +1 indicates next day arrival. All timings shown are in local time zones
- The inaugural flight from Jeddah to Mumbai will be operated on 3 August 2022