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Vistara adds Jeddah to its international network

Vistara has announced its latest international destination, this time in the Middle East. The airline will start flights to Saudi Arabia’s second largest city (in terms of population), Jeddah.

Starting 2nd August 2022, Vistara will operate 3-flights-a-week between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Mumbai-Jeddah
  • Departure time: 18:05
  • Arrival time: 20:50
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: UK235
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Jeddah-Mumbai
  • Departure time: 21:50
  • Arrival time: 05:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: UK236
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 8 recliner-style Business Class seats, 24 Premium Economy seats and 132 standard Economy Class seats. Vistara will be the only airline on this route to offer a Premium Economy Class option.

Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said:

The launch of services to Jeddah will further intensify our presence in the Middle East region. Saudi Arabia shares a strong bilateral relationship with India and is home to a significant population belonging to the Indian diaspora, thereby offering great prospects for Vistara’s growth.

Vistara will compete with Air India, Saudia, Indigo and SpiceJet on flights between Mumbai and Jeddah.

Featured image by JetPhotos/Sandeep Pilania

Meanwhile, Vistara recently started flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and also resumed flights to Malé, Maldives.

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