Vistara to launch daily services between Delhi and Maldives

A Vistara A320neo climbs overhead.
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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 5 Min Read
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Vistara, India’s full-service carrier and a joint venture between the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has recently announced the expansion of its international network with a new service to the Maldives.

The airline is set to enhance its presence in Malé, the picturesque capital of the Maldives, by introducing direct daily flights to and from Delhi, starting from the 1st of October 2023.

This move comes as part of Vistara’s initiative to provide enhanced connectivity between India and the Republic of Maldives.

Airbus A320neo Operations

Vistara plans to operate its Airbus A320neo aircraft, which offers a three-class configuration, on this new route. By introducing this connectivity, Vistara aims to facilitate smoother travel options for passengers between the two vibrant destinations.

Vistara Premium Economy.
Vistara Premium Economy class. Photo Credit: Vistara


The new service is not only set to boost tourism but also strengthen the bilateral cooperation between India and the Maldives.

Mr. Vinod Kannan, the Chief Executive Officer of Vistara, expressed his excitement about this development. He stated, “We are thrilled to introduce direct connectivity between Delhi and Malé – our second route to the exquisite beach destination, in addition to Mumbai-Malé.”

“This new route will enable us to provide our customers with enhanced access to one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations while also imparting further momentum to the existing bilateral cooperation between India and the Republic of Maldives.”

The Maldives

An archipelagic state consisting of 26 atolls spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, the Maldives is the smallest country in Asia, with a land area of only 298 square kilometers.

The Maldives is located southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometers from the Asian continent’s mainland. It is also located just north of the equator.

The Maldives’ strategic location in the Indian Ocean has made it an important trading and shipping hub for centuries.

The Maldives is a popular tourist destination, known for its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts. The country is also home to a diverse range of marine life, including sharks, rays, and turtles.

Vistara – Global Recognitions

Vistara’s journey began on January 9, 2015, with a mission to elevate the aviation industry’s standards in India. Since its inception, the airline has achieved significant milestones.

With a current fleet of 60 aircraft, including Airbus A320neo, Airbus A321, and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner models, Vistara has catered to the travel needs of more than 50 million customers.

Vistara has received widespread recognition for its exceptional services. The airline holds the prestigious title of India’s highest-rated airline on both Skytrax and TripAdvisor.

This reputation has been solidified through the multiple ‘Best Airline’ awards it has won. Vistara is particularly lauded for its world-class cabin cleanliness and its unwavering commitment to maintaining high safety standards.

A Streak of Achievements

The accomplishments of Vistara extend beyond national borders. The airline has secured a place among the ‘World’s Top 20 Airlines,’ earning the 16th spot globally.

Furthermore, it has earned the distinction of being the ‘Best Airline in India and South Asia’ for three consecutive years.

Vistara’s cabin crew has been recognized as the ‘Best Airline Staff in India and South Asia’ for five consecutive years, and its business class services have clinched the ‘Best Business Class Airline in India and South Asia’ award for the second consecutive year at the esteemed World Airline Awards 2023 by Skytrax.

Fleet Excellence and Recognition

Vistara’s dedication to excellence is also evident in its fleet. The airline received the ch-aviation Asia’s Third Youngest Airline Fleet award for the second consecutive year, highlighting its commitment to modernity and innovation.

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