To celebrate the arrival of Vistara at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI) in Kolkata there was a traditional lamp lighting ceremony and ribbon cutting. Helping to cut the ribbon were: Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara; T.E. Ramgopal, GM Terminal Operations, NSCBI Airport; and Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, Vistara. Kolkata becomes the 17th airport in India now served by Vistara.
- Vistara on 10 June made Kolkata (CCU) its 17th destination in India with the introduction of 13 times weekly (twice-daily except for Sundays) flights from Delhi (DEL). The 1,310-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s 158-seat A320s. Competition is intense with six other airlines already operating on the city pair; Indigo (90 weekly flights), Air India (28), SpiceJet (20), JetKonnect (14), GoAir (13) and Jet Airways (seven). According to the most recent data from DGCA in India (for April), Vistara’s share of the domestic market has now grown to 2.3%, up from 2.0% in the first quarter of 2016. In April it also overtook AirAsia India.