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Dubai welcomes Vistara’s first flight


Officials during the launch ceremony.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

Dubai Airports celebrated the arrival of the inaugural flight of full service Indian carrier Vistara from Mumbai at a ceremony at Dubai International, DXB, on Wednesday.

Vistara’s daily non-stop service between Mumbai and Dubai will offer an additional choice to the tens of thousands of passengers who travel between the two cities daily, said Dubai Airports in a press statement today.

With the launch of Vistara’s flights, DXB is now served by six Indian carriers operating some 370 weekly flights to 21 destinations across India.

India was the single largest destination country for Dubai International in 2018 with 12.3 million passengers, of which Mumbai contributed 2.5 million making it DXB’s second busiest destination city by traffic volume.

Himanshu Gupta, Chief Commissioner of Customs - Mumbai, Govt. of India, Ms. Sucheta, Deputy Commandment, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Govt. of India, and senior officials of GVK Mumbai International Airport (CSMIA) were part of the flight’s inaugural ceremony held at Mumbai Airport. Vistara was welcomed in Dubai with a special celebratory event organised by Dubai Airports in the presence of Eugene Barry, Executive Vice President — Commercial, Dubai Airports.  Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer, Leslie Thng, said on the occasion, “We’re very excited to start our service to Dubai, a city that’s home to millions of Indians, place of business for many Indian corporations and is also the most-preferred holiday destination for so many people.

Now Dubai also has India’s best airline that’s committed to making a mark in global aviation with a world-class product and gold-standard service. With a great product and unmatched Indian hospitality, we bring something unique to the India-UAE route and are confident that travellers will enjoy flying the ‘new feeling’ with Vistara.”

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