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Vistara is eyeing direct flights to United States

Indian full service carrier Vistara is looking to launch nonstop services to United States.

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The carrier is looking to take advantage of growing travel demand and the increasing popularity of travel bubbles to increase its network.

While the specific timeframe and aircraft requirements are yet to be finalised, Vistara is studying various scenarios for direct flights, Vinod Kannan, chief commercial officer, told Reuters in an interview.

Currently Air India and United are the only airlines that offer direct flights to the US.

“This means there is definitely an opportunity…to fly direct to the U.S., and it is an opportunity we are looking at,” Kannan said.

The airline took delivery of the first Boeing B787 Dreamliner just a few months back.

“In today’s situation it is much easier to lease a widebody compared to one year ago. Those opportunities and scenarios are being worked on,” Kannan said.

It comes as no surprise then that the airline is looking to operate flights to the US. According to the survey of 63% of people want to fly before February 2021.

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