Awaiting change in regulatory norms, Tata Sons and Singapore Airline joint venture Vistara on Monday said that it is hoping a change in rules which will enable newer carriers to operate international flights out of India.
Calling it the opening of the Indian aviation market, Vistara CEO Phee Teik Yeoh, in an exclusive chat with TOI on Monday said that a change in regulations will help the Indian aviation industry and will enable more players to explore the vast market. "With such vibrant destinations and landscape, this is the opportunity for India. Delay of every single day is hurting the country and steps should be taken to change the old rules which hamper growth of the aviation industry. We are looking at an open market and once the rules change, we will surely incline ourselves to operate state-of-the-art international services," said Yeoh, while inaugurating the carrier's first flight from Lucknow to New Delhi on Monday.
Vistara flight would take off from Delhi at 12.05pm to arrive in Lucknow airport at 1.05pm. The flight would then take off from Lucknow at 1.50pm to land in Delhi at 2.50pm. The other flight will be in the morning. It will take off from Delhi at 7.30am to arrive in Lucknow at 8.30am. The same flight will subsequently take off from Lucknow at 9.15 am to land in Delhi at 10.15am. Vistara also added Awadhi cuisine to the on-board menu starting Monday.