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Vistara Airlines postpones the launch of Tokyo route

India’s full service airline Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has announced that it has postponed the commencement of its service between Delhi and Tokyo Haneda.

Vistara had a few months ago announced once-weekly flights between the two capitals under the air travel bubble agreement between India and Japan.

The airline, in a tweet, announced:

Due to operational reasons, we are having to postpone the commencement of our inaugural service between Delhi and Haneda (Tokyo), scheduled for June 16, 2021.

Now, as per the new schedule, the inaugural flight is anticipated to take off on 7th July 2021.

The airline further said:

We deeply regret the inconvenience caused and we will ensure that suitable alternatives are offered to all affected customers.

The schedule for the flight is:

  • Delhi-Tokyo Haneda
  • Departure time: 03:00
  • Arrival time: 14:50
  • Flight time: 8 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: UK83
  • Frequency: Only Wednesdays
  • Tokyo Haneda-Delhi
  • Departure time: 15:50
  • Arrival time: 23:35
  • Flight time: 9 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: UK84
  • Frequency: Only Thursdays

Flights to Tokyo will be operated by a Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner featuring 30 lie-flat business class seats, 21 premium economy seats and 248 standard economy class seats.

Meanwhile, Vistara recently acquired rights to operate flights to the United States and also took delivery of its 1st owned Airbus A320neo.

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