Vistara (UK, Delhi International) will increase its fleet size to 70 - 80 aircraft within the next five years as it expands its international capacity from 25% to 40% CEO Leslie Thng told TravelTrade.

Thng said the planned capacity expansion was part of a broader expansion strategy which includes additional flights to Europe by the end of the year. Thng has previously said that he intends to keep growing the airline ahead of its merger with Air India (AI, Delhi International), which is due to finalise next year. His comments also come as Vistara takes delivery of the last of fifteen A320-200Ns from Avolon. Thng says he'll keep growing the fleet via a combination of leases and outright purchases.

Current delivery data from the major aircraft manufacturers reveals Vistara has three B787-9s and eight A320-200Ns on order. The airline presently operates forty five A320-200Ns, seven A321-200NX, one A321-200NX(LR), two B737-800s, and four B787-9s.

Vistara and Air India are expected to complete their merger by the end of March 2024. When that happens, Air India CEO Campbell Wilson has confirmed that Vistara will be discontinued as a brand. Both airlines are owned by the Indian conglomerate Tata Sons.