Full-service airline Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, on Thursday said it will operate direct bi-weekly flights between New Delhi and Paris from 7 November under a bilateral air bubble agreement between the two countries.
At present, national carrier Air India Limited is the only other Indian carrier that operates a non-stop flight between the two countries. French airline Air France also operates direct flights in the same sector.
Vistara will operate its Boeing 787 aircraft on New Delhi-Paris route, the airline said in a statement. India has banned scheduled international flights till at least 30 September.
Dedicated cargo flights and flights under the bilateral air bubble pacts with as many as 28 countries continue to operate.
“These flights give us the opportunity to further build our presence in Europe and to present India’s finest full-service carrier to the world,” said Vistara’s chief executive Leslie Thng.
Vistara currently operates international flights to London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Dubai, Sharjah and Male following the easing of covid-related curbs in those regions.