Tata Group full service airline Vistara today saw the addition of the first port of call in Africa, with the launch of a direct flight between Mumbai and Mauritius, the 15th overseas destination on its network.
The flight, with a frequency of five times a week, departed from Mumbai airport at 0605 and landed at Port Mauritius at 1030 local time. In a press statement, Vistara says that it has deployed its recently inducted A321LR aircraft with a three-class configuration and that it has become the only carrier to offer customers the choice of Premium Economy cabin in addition to Business and Economy Class, on this route.
‘‘We are delighted to take India’s finest airline to Africa, as we launch operations to Mauritius. The long-standing relations and strong trade ties between the two countries, in addition to the growing tourism potential of the destination, make it a perfect fit in our network. We are confident that customers will appreciate having the option of experiencing Vistara’s award-winning product and services on this sector,” says Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara.
Vistara says that the flight UK241 will depart from Mumbai at 0730 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and will reach at 12:00 local time in Port Louis. On the return leg, the flight UK 242 will leave on same days at 13:30 from Port Louis to touch down at Mumbai at 21:00 the same day.
The airline says that it will accept all eligible customers meeting visa/entry requirements in both countries, as specified by the respective government bodies. It says that it strongly encourages its customers to fully understand these guidelines before making their bookings.
The statement adds that Vistara is India’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor, and it has been the winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards, besides being lauded for world-class cabin cleanliness and upholding high safety standards.