March 25, 2017

Vistara inaugurates service to Leh (Ladakh)

  • Direct service between Delhi and Leh on Saturdays and Sundays from March 25, 2017
  • Frequency to increase to daily flights from May 10, 2017

New Delhi: Vistara, India’s finest full service carrier, today inaugurated service from Delhi to the spectacularly beautiful destination of Leh (Ladakh). The airline will operate direct flights between Delhi and Leh on Saturdays and Sundays from March 25, 2017, and will increase the frequency to daily flights during the summer peak season, starting from May 10, 2017. Vistara celebrated the launch of this service with a traditional Ladakhi folk performance by a Ladakhi troupe in the departures area of Delhi T3, as well as with a similar performance in the arrivals area of Leh airport. Vistara also presented gifts to all passengers on the inaugural flights.

Traditional Ladakhi folk dancers strike a pose against the Vistara backdrop

Situated at a height of 10,682 feet, Leh’s picturesque Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is one of the highest altitude airports in the world, and requires especially equipped aircraft with especially trained crew to operate to and from it. Vistara has especially configured two of its Airbus A320 aircraft for service to and from Leh.

The introduction of Leh to its fast growing network reflects Vistara’s commitment to connect the country, as well as the airline’s focus on delivering its award-winning service to leisure and corporate travellers alike. Elaborating on the launch of the new destination, Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara, said, “Leh is on the bucket lists of millions of travellers from all over the world, who want to experience the unique culture of this region and its incredibly beautiful landscapes. We’re very excited to add this beautiful destination to our network, and provide connectivity to its residents. We are confident that this new route will further delight our customers, who will now be able to explore the breathtaking beauty of Ladakh while ‘flying the new feeling’ with Vistara. Furthermore, with convenient same-terminal connections between domestic and international flights at Delhi Airport’s T3, our new flights will open up Leh to more foreign visitors as well.”

Delhi <> Leh (Between March 25,2017 and May 9, 2017)
Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency
UK 701 Delhi Leh 0730 0910 Sat & Sun
UK 766 Leh Delhi 0945 1110 Sat & Sun
Delhi <> Leh (With effect from May 10, 2017)
Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency
UK 701 Delhi Leh 0730 0910 Daily
UK 766 Leh Delhi 0945 1110 Daily

Since its launch a little over two years ago, Vistara has rapidly expanded its network to connect 19 destinations across India, with over 500 flights a week and a fleet of 13 aircraft. Having crossed the milestone of flying over 4 million happy customers, Vistara stands tall on its promise to deliver intuitively thoughtful service, seamless and personalised flying experience to millions of travellers, thereby redefining air travel in the country. The airline has recently been awarded the “Best Emerging Airline” by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA), at a globally renowned travel and tourism event - ITB, Berlin.

Vistara flies to six other destinations in Northern India, including Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Lucknow.