Vistara expands services to Amritsar, Leh, suspends Varanasi operations

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Full service passenger carrier Vistara on Thursday said it will commence direct flights to Amritsar and Leh, starting March 1 and March 25 respectively, as part of expanding its network.

According to the airline, it will fly direct flights from Delhi to Amritsar from March 1, and from Mumbai from March 8.

In addition, it will operate direct flights between Delhi and Leh on weekends from March 25 and thereafter, increase the frequency to daily flights starting May 10.

The airline however said it will suspend its daily service between Delhi and Varanasi with effect from March 1.

“As part of continual network optimisation and due to the planned runway maintenance of the Varanasi Airport in the summer which impacts the times at which Vistara operates, the airline will suspend its daily service between Delhi and Varanasi effective March 1, 2017,” the airline said in a statement.

“Flights to Amritsar will initially operate 6 days a week from both Delhi and Mumbai (daily except Mondays), and will increase to daily flights in the summer. Leh flights will also increase from weekends only to daily flights in the summer,” the statement added.

With the addition of Amritsar and Leh and suspension of Varanasi, the airline will serve 19 destinations across the country, further connecting with multiple international destinations via its growing number of interline partners.