BY DEBAJYOTI CHAKRABORTY
KOLKATA, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022
For the first time , Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier has been amongst the world’s top twenty airlines and has received a number of awards from the global air transport rating agency Skytrax in the World Airline Awards 2022.
Vistara has been awarded the Best Airline in India and South Asia for the second time, the Best Airline Staff Service for India and South Asia for the fourth time, the Best Cabin Crew in India and South Asia for the second time and the Best Business Class in India and South Asia Award at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022.
Mr. Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said, “Vistara continues to set new standards across the Indian air travel market, and as the airline has grown its long haul network it is now receiving the due recognition for being the Best Airline in India and Southern Asia. With Vistara’s staff receiving the award for the Best Staff Service in India and Southern Asia, these successes are a fabulous achievement. Vistara has been a strong and consistent performer in the awards in recent years and this year moves into the World’s Top 20 Airlines for the first time ever.”
Mr. Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vistara said “It is incredibly heartening for all of us at Vistara to win the ‘Best Airline in India and Southern Asia’ title for the second consecutive year. This award reaffirms the steadfast trust our customers have in us and is a true testament to Vistara setting global benchmarks for excellence in operations and service delivery. We are also humbled to have won the ‘Best Airline Staff Service’ and ‘Best Cabin Crew’ honours that celebrate the invincible spirit of all our employees – on the frontline and behind the scenes – to provide our customers the finest experience every single day. We are also delighted to have been recognised as the “Best Business Class in India and Southern Asia”. Warm hospitality and thoughtfulness are integral to the intrinsic customer-first culture at Vistara, and our extraordinary teams bendeavour to deliver it consistently. We sincerely thank all our loyal customers for their faith in us and express our heartfelt gratitude to Skytrax for the recognition.”
TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%. Vistara brings together Tata’s and SIA’s legendary hospitality and renowned service excellence to launch the finest full service carrier in India aimed at creating memorable and personalized flying experiences for its customers. Vistara commenced its commercial operations on January 9, 2015 with its inaugural flight between Mumbai and Delhi, with an aim to set new standards in the aviation industry in India.
As of November 2021, Vistara serves 43 destinations across 12 countries. Its main hub is at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. On 6 August 2019, the airline launched its first international flight from Delhi to Singapore .
Qatar Airways has bagged the top spot, followed by Singapore Airlines and Emirates Airlines.
The coveted Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 have been handed over at a function in London, UK recently by Skytrax. The Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) etc have congratulated Vistara for its great achievement and making India’s aviation sector proud.