Mumbai: Full service carrier Vistara will continue to expand and expects to have a total of 70 planes by mid-2024, its chief Vinod Kannan said on Tuesday.
The airline, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, reported an operating profit for the first time since inception in the three months ended December 2022.
“The percentage of capacity deployed internationally has increased. We have 25-30 per cent deployed internationally… That is quite positive and a game changer for us,” Kannan said at a briefing.
Vistara is set to be merged with Air India.
By the middle of next year, Kannan said it will have a total of 70 aircraft, including 7 Boeing 787s.
Out of the total 70 planes, there will also be 10 A321s and 53 A320 neos, the Vistara CEO said at a briefing.
Among the 53 A320 neos, 10 planes will have all economy class and the rest will have three classes.
Currently, the airline has a fleet of 53 aircraft.
“We will continue to expand… more international routes (will be added),” Kannan said.