Vistara, a full service carrier owned by Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will carry out repatriation flights to bring back stranded Indian citizens home from as early as 14 June, a senior official of the airline told Mint on Thursday.
“We are looking at operating two flights to Singapore under Vande Bharat Mission, to bring back Indians stuck in Singapore. This will be on our narrow body aircraft,” said Vinod Kannan, chief strategy officer at Vistara.
“We should be operating the first flight on Sunday. This will be in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Singapore,” he added.
At present, only Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express have carried out repatriation flights under the government’s flagship Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) to bring back stranded Indians home from foreign nations.