India’s Vistara to start direct flights to Sharjah amid rising demand

SourceArabian Business

Vistara, India’s private sector full-service airline, will launch direct flights to Sharjah from India’s capital city of Delhi from January 20, its CEO has announced. Currently, Vistara operates flights between Dubai and Delhi only under the ‘air bubble’ arrangement between the UAE and India. The proposed Sharjah-Delhi flights will operate daily until March 27, the end of the winter schedule. All visitors to Sharjah must have a negative Covid-19 test report, conducted not more than 96 hours earlier, before arriving “We continue to witness significant demand for travel between India and the UAE, and will add our second destination – Sharjah - after Dubai, in the country to our route map from January 20,” said Leslie Thng, CEO of Vistara. Vistara’s move to launch daily flights to a second destination in the UAE followed Air India Express announcing close to a total of 100 additional flights to Dubai and Sharjah from various cities across India for this month. Indian budget carrier SpiceJet also announced last week launching new direct flights to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) - its new hub in the Gulf region - from Mumbai, as well as increasing the frequency of its flights from Delhi to four in a week from twice more...