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Vistara is India’s first airline which offers flatbeds

One of the popular airlines in India and one of my favourite airline to travel is Vistara. And recently, got information that it is the first airline company in India to have fully flat beds which is the ultimate luxury when you travel.

The airline has introduced fully leather seats which can recline to fully-flat beds apart from that, the seat is fully equipped with 16” HD touch screen television, a video handset and ample storage space. The new aircraft received by Vistara is part of 50 such orders for the new Airbus A321neo placed in the year 2018 and they received the first set of planes on July 24. This new update makes Vistara one of the first Indian Airline to offer premium comfort, other airlines across the world being US-based JetBlue, France’s La Compagnie and United Airlines which offers this type of seating arrangement.

The new aircraft can hold 188 passengers, 12 seats for Business Class, 24 seats for premium economy and the rest for economy section. All the seats have 4-way adjustable headrests, movable armrests and USB Charging ports.

Apart from the TV where you can play In-flight entertainment, the aircraft has also Wi-fi facility where passengers can access the Internet on travel. The Business class seats have High Definition touchscreen in-seat televisions and a video headset as well.

“This new addition to our fleet reinforces our long-term commitment to international expansion plans, despite the challenges of the current times. The new cabin products on our A321neo aircraft truly complement our promise of providing a premium and world-class flying experience to travellers from and to India.” Said Mr Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara. He continued saying “The A321neo aircraft ensures operational enhancement, cost-effectiveness as well as reduction of the carbon footprint for us while enabling extra payload capacity, greater fuel efficiency and higher range. All of these aspects perfectly align with our international growth strategy.”

Vistara says that the aircraft will be used for short medium-haul international routes which will cover 7 hours of fly time.

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