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Vistara to connect Frankfurt from next month


New Delhi: Vistara today announced special non-stop flights between Delhi and Frankfurt from 18 February 2020. The airline will fly twice a week between the two cities, on Thursdays and Saturdays, as part of the ‘transport bubble’ formed between India and Germany.

The new route will be served by Vistara’s brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, offering Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. Passengers can book a return economy ticket for Rs 53,499, premium economy for Rs 82,599 and business class for Rs 149,899.

Frankfurt is Vistara’s second destination in Europe after London, United Kingdom. Subject to existing regulations around transit traffic, passengers can also travel via Frankfurt to the rest of Germany and EU.

“As a key gateway to Germany and an ever-thriving metropolis that is a global hub of finance, commerce and trade, Frankfurt is another significant addition to our route network that also strengthens our presence in Europe. India and Germany enjoy very strong ties, the impressions of which are visible in many areas including business, science and technology, which continue to fuel demand for travel between the two countries,” Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thng was quoted in the release.

“Not only this, Germany is also home to hundreds of thousands of Indians and people of Indian origin. Flyers from both, India and Germany, will now have the choice of flying India’s best airline on this route that is trusted by millions of people for its world-class products, service and on-point hygiene and safety protocols,” he was further quoted.

Customers flying between Delhi and Frankfurt will enjoy complimentary food and beverages in all cabins and cutting-edge in-flight entertainment. Vistara also said that it is also offering complimentary Wi-Fi internet connectivity onboard.

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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline said that it has taken several measures to ensure the highest levels of hygiene across touchpoints. This includes Vistara’s cabin crew wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times and avoiding all non-essential interaction with passengers. Aircraft interiors are thoroughly disinfected after every flight using approved cleaning agents – a procedure that includes thorough sanitization of all surfaces such as seats, touchscreens, overhead bins, seatbelts, tray tables, galleys, etc.

The airline has also introduced a new food & beverage service for all its customers, in line with the regulatory guidelines.





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