The full-service airline Vistara has announced that as of March 26 it will start operating international flights on Mauritius to Mumbai route. According to Vistara, the five times weekly flight services would be accommodated on a long-range A321 aircraft that the airline recently added to its fleet in a three-class layout (business, premium economy, and economy). This is a new stage in the airline’s strategy for growing its network of overseas routes.

The 12th overseas location that Vistara airline connects to Mumbai is Mauritius. The airline has already stated that it will start offering flights from Mumbai to Colombo and Dammam the following month.

“Vistara announces the expansion of its ever-expanding worldwide network to include Mauritius. In addition to being a well-liked tourist destination, Mauritius is a significant business centre and the location of numerous international financial institutions.

According to Vinod Kannan, Chief Executive Officer at Vistara, “This additional route would significantly boost the expanding traffic between the two countries.” The Tata Group bought Air India in January of last year, and Vistara, which is operated by Tata-Singapore Airlines, is in the process of integrating with it.

With the start of their trip between Mumbai and Mauritius, Vistara is exploring unexplored waters. Up to this point, only Air Mauritius offered service on this route (and even Air India had a codeshare with Air Mauritius rather than operate their own routes). However, with the introduction of the new A321LR, Vistara is now able to fly the new route with no payload limitations.