Soon, you can fly overseas in a Vistara flight as the Tata-owned airline got government’s nod to fly abroad. Worth mentioning here is that it is the first private carrier to get nod for overseas flights under the amended rules. In 2016, the Narendra Modi government changed the 5/20 rule, which required an airline to complete fives years of operations and have 20 planes in its fleet, to fly abroad to 0/20.
Since Vistara, which started flying on January 9, 2015, has over 20 planes, the government set up a group of ministers to examine its application to fly abroad, the Times of Indiasaid in a report. The group of ministers has now given its nod to Vistara. Read More