Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara on Tuesday said it will launch flight services to Bangladesh from India, starting November 5, under the recently signed air bubble agreement between the two countries. Vistara’s announcement comes a day after budget carrier SpiceJet said it will operate flights to Dhaka and port city Chittagong from India from November 5, using bilateral traffic rights under the air bubble pact.
Vistara will operate special, non-stop flights between Delhi and Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka, from November 5, the airline said in a release. The services will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays between the two cities, using the airline’s Airbus A320neo aircraft, as part of the bilateral ‘transport bubble’ formed between India and Bangladesh, it said.
Air bubble agreement between two countries helps airlines to operate international flights, with certain restrictions, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are glad to be able to consistently expand our international network and widen our global presence, despite the current challenging times,” Vistara Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thng said.