Top 10 Airlines in India 2016

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6. Vistara

Vistara was formed as a result of tie-up between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines in 2013 but started its operation in July, 2015.

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Vistara has its headquarters at Gurgaon and its first flight flew between Delhi and Mumbai. The major hub of the airline is at Indira Gandhi International Airport situated in Delhi, and has a market share of 2% and covers 16 domestic destinations, which they have been serving consistently.


Its fleet has Airbus A320-200 aircraft. Premium economy seats were introduced for the first time in India by Vistara. Vistara offers 16 business class seats and 36 premium economy seats.

Vistara appointed Sanjeev Kapoor as its chief strategy and commercial officer in 2016. Club Vistara has been started as frequent flyers programme by the airline. Award points in this programme is decided not by the number of miles flown but by the amount of money spent. From the very first month of operation, this airline is continuously achieving very high on-time performance (OTP) records of over 90 percent, which is highest among India's domestic carriers.

Vistara selected both CO and CCO with Singapore Airlines background i.e. Phee Teik Yeoh as the chief executive officer (CEO) and Giam Ming Toh as the chief commercial officer (CCO). Recently in March 2016, Sanjeev Kapoor has been appointed as chief strategy and commercial officer as the successor of Giam Ming Toh.

Average Monthly Passengers (in Lakhs): 1.19

Number of destinations: 16