Vistara Airlines, a joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines, has announced plans to hire 5,000 employees by the end of 2022. According to various media sources, the full service carrier plans to focus on expanding its fleet and further improve overall services like catering, in-flight services and more.
Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan has admitted that the airline, which was founded in 2013, was not living up to customers’ expectations and assured that steps are being taken to address the gaps. Currently, the airline has around 4,000 people.
The airline, which currently has 50 planes including fleets of Airbus A320, Airbus A321neo, Boeing 787-9 and Boeing 737-800NG, aims to have 70 planes by the end of 2023.
As per the report by the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), Vistara carried 4.79 lakh domestic passengers in January 2022 and had a market share of 7.5 per cent. In contrast, IndiGo carried 35.57 lakh domestic passengers, followed by SpiceJet (6.80 lakh), Air India (6.56 lakh) and Go First (6.35 lakh).
After resuming its service in October 2022, the airline has restored some of its onboard services to pre-pandemic standards, including restarting non-vegetarian meals in Economy Class on all domestic flights. It will be interesting to see how the company’s hiring plans materialise in near future.