Vistara to reconfigure, increase seats on its fleet

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Domestic passenger carrier Vistara on Monday announced that it will reconfigure the seat arrangements on its fleet of nine aircraft starting April.

According to the company, the move will help it meet passengers’ demands.

“The change in our cabin configuration is a result of extensive research of the changing market environment and customer expectations. Being a young and nimble airline, we were able to adjust quickly to meet the evolving needs of the market and our customers,” said Phee Teik Yeoh, chief executive of Vistara.

The reconfiguration will enable the airline to have eight business class seats, 24 premium economy seats and 126 economy seats on its aircraft. This change will raise the total number of seats on Vistara’s aircraft from 148 to 158.

The passenger carrier disclosed that the reconfiguration exercise is expected to be completed in two phases in April and July 2016.

The company added that the first retrofitted aircraft is expected to be deployed between Delhi and Hyderabad from April 2016.

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