NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Full service carrier Vistara has been granted permission to fly international routes, civil aviation secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said on Wednesday.
The joint venture between Singapore Airlines Group and Tata Sons had sought government clearance last June when it added its 20th aircraft and became eligible for offering international service.
The license to fly international routes is a big boost to the airline seeking to spread its wings. In January 2019, Vistara reported carrying 4.7 lakh passengers with a domestic market share of 3.8% in a market dominated by IndiGo with over 42% and SpiceJet with 13.3%. Vistara’s market share in January is a marginal improvement over what was reported in the same time a year ago, as per official data available with the government.