Vistara (UK, Delhi Int'l) has announced on its website that it will launch its first international routes to Singapore Changi on August 6, 2019.

The Indian full-service carrier, a 51/49 joint venture between Tata Sons and the Singapore Airlines Group, will launch flights to Singapore from Delhi Int'l on August 6 and from Mumbai Int'l the day after. Both routes will operate daily and will be served with ex-Jet Airways B737-800s, the carrier's booking system shows.

"Customers can also take convenient one-stop connections to and from several other Indian cities beyond Delhi and Mumbai, including Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jammu, Lucknow, Ranchi, Raipur, Srinagar, Varanasi, and more. We will soon expand our international network further to other destinations," Vistara said.

The carrier secured a permit to fly internationally in March 2019, having crossed the required threshold of twenty aircraft in its fleet. It was previously planning to launch flights to Colombo Int'l as its first international service with a tentative date of commencement in September 2019, although these plans have been stalled after the Easter terrorist attacks on Sri Lanka.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Vistara currently operates thirteen A320-200s, ten A320-200neo, and six B737-800s taken over from bankrupt Jet Airways. It has a further thirteen A320neo and six B787-9s on order from the respective manufacturers.

The Delhi-Singapore route is currently served 2x daily by Singapore Airlines (SQ, Singapore Changi) (using B787-10s and B777-300(ER)s) and daily by Air India (AI, Mumbai Int'l) (with B787-8s). The same two airlines also serve the route from Mumbai; Singapore Airlines operates it 18x weekly using A350-900s, B777-300s, and B777-300(ER)s, while Air India flies daily using A320neo.