Vistara receives its first Airbus A321LR

First India airline to fly the A321LR

Vistara is the first Indian airline to receive the Airbus A321LR.

The aircraft is part of an order for 50 Airbus A320 family aircraft by the airline.

Vistara is a full-service carrier and is a joint venture between Tata group and Singapore Airlines.

The long-range variant of the Airbus A320neo opens an array of possibilities for Vistara as it focuses on expanding its international network.


Vistara’s A321LR has three classes with a total of 188 seats:

  • 12 Business Class over 3 rows in a 2 x 2 layout
  • 24 Premium Economy over four rows in a 3 x 3 layout
  • 152 Economy over 26 rows in a 3 x 3 layout

The Business Class seats are lie-flat. All seats are equipped with 4-way adjustable headrests, in-seat power/USB charging ports, state-of-the-art In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system featuring a multimedia library with up to 700 hours of content, and onboard Wi-Fi.

Mr. Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara:

We are excited to welcome our first A321LR to our growing fleet. This addition reiterates our stronger focus on international expansion, and enables us to offer longer range connectivity to our customers while also maintaining greater fuel efficiency.”

In late 2022, Tata announced it was planning to merge Vistara with Air India, also owned by Tata. The plan is to complete the merger by March 2024. Both have a A320s and 787s.

About Vistara Airways (UK)

Vistara Airways is is an Indian airline based in Gurgaon with its hub at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is a joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines and started operations on January 9, 2015.

Routes: The airline connects 31 cities across India and 14 international destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Fleet: Vistara operates a fleet of 53 aircraft:

  • 42 Airbus A320neo
  • 6 Airbus A321
  • 2 Boeing 737-800NG
  • 3 Boeing 787-9

Alliance: None

N.B. Image credit: Airbus

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