India’s low-cost carrier, Vistara, is in talks with plan makers and leasing companies. “The lessors are delaying in taking deliveries of some aircrafts”, the commercial officer of carriers chief said on Monday as COVID-19 pandemic hits the demand of air travel.
Vistara, which is a joint venture of Singapore Airline and India’s Tata Sons placed an order for 13 A320 neo aircraft from airbus in 2018 and another 37 aircraft to be purchased from leasing companies; all due for delivery till 2019 – 2023.
The company also has made an order for 6 Boeing 787-9, for their international flights. The delivery for these aircraft is due till 2020 – 2021.
Due to logistic issues and production delays, deliveries of some planes have already been postponed. The other reason for this delay is the coronavirus.
Vistara has a fleet of 41 aircraft and is taking delivery of one Boeing 787 and two other planes this calendar year. Like other airlines, Vistara is also facing low demands for air travel due to the on-going pandemic. With 45% total capacity Indian airlines have started domestic routes with international travel still banned.