Indian full-service carrier Vistara – a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines – is now a member of IATA, joining the association of more than 280 airlines around the world.
The membership will further enable Vistara to collaborate with other international member airlines for codeshare and interline agreements, and offer an extended global network to travellers to and from India.
In September 2017, Vistara successfully completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit or IOSA, a pre-requisite for an IATA membership, confirming the airline’s compliance with internationally approved aviation safety standards across parameters in operational management and control systems.
Leslie Thng, CEO, Vistara, said: “This membership couldn’t have come at a better time as we gear up to launch our international operations soon.”
In its three years of operations, Vistara has flown over 8.5 million customers, and today serves 22 destinations with over 730 flights a week, operated by a fleet of 20 Airbus A320 aircraft.