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Vistara announces Coimbatore as its 40th destination

Indian full service carrier Vistara has announced Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as its 40th destination.

Coimbatore calling!

Starting 20th May 2022, Vistara will operate a daily flight between Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Coimbatore International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Delhi-Coimbatore
  • Departure time: 11:45
  • Arrival time: 14:40
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: UK533
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Coimbatore-Delhi
  • Departure time: 15:15
  • Arrival time: 18:20
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: UK534
  • Frequency: Daily

As of 27th May 2022, the airline will operate a daily flight between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and Coimbatore International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Mumbai-Coimbatore
  • Departure time: 11:50
  • Arrival time: 13:35
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: UK521
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Coimbatore-Mumbai
  • Departure time: 14:10
  • Arrival time: 16:00
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: UK522
  • Frequency: Daily

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And as of 3rd June 2022, Vistara will operate double daily flights between Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport and Coimbatore International Airport with the following schedules:

First flight of the day:

  • Bengaluru-Coimbatore
  • Departure time: 07:10
  • Arrival time: 08:00
  • Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Flight number: UK511
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Coimbatore-Bengaluru
  • Departure time: 08:35
  • Arrival time: 09:30
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: UK512
  • Frequency: Daily

Second flight of the day:

  • Bengaluru-Coimbatore
  • Departure time: 19:25
  • Arrival time: 20:20
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: UK513
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Coimbatore-Bengaluru
  • Departure time: 20:55
  • Arrival time: 21:45
  • Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Flight number: UK514
  • Frequency: Daily

All of these flights will be operated by Vistara’s Airbus A320 aircraft. While Mumbai and Delhi flights will be operated by 3-class configured aircraft featuring Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class, Bengaluru flights will be operated by all-Economy Class A320s.

Coimbatore is Vistara’s 31st domestic destination. The airline also operates to 9 international destinations.

Taking the Indigo approach

Vistara has taken an Indigo approach for launch of flights from Coimbatore. Indigo has a habit of launching a station with flights to multiple cities to give the best possible connecting itinerary for connecting passengers and also to offer flights in every direction of the country.

Vistara has also taken a similar approach here with Coimbatore with flights from Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. It seems that Vistara is not seeing demand for premium seats and that’s why it will operate an all-Economy Class aircraft to Coimbatore.

One interesting thing to note here is that Vistara will not operate any flights between Chennai and Coimbatore. Chennai is the largest market for Coimbatore. The Chennai-Coimbatore market is dominated by Indigo with multiple daily flights.

As such, Vistara is attacking a Indigo-dominated fort. Indigo is the largest carrier at Coimbatore with flights to Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad. Air India operates a daily flight to Chennai from Coimbatore and GoFirst operates a daily flight to Mumbai.

It remains to be seen whether Vistara will be able to successfully attack the Indigo-dominated fort or will it have to hold back.

Meanwhile, Vistara recently launched flights between Bengaluru and Guwahati.

Featured image by JetPhotos/Sandeep Pilania

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