Now Jeddah is closer thanks to Vistara’s new international route

Starting August 2, 2022, the non-stop Vistara flight between Jeddah and Mumbai will be a smooth, five-hour journey.

India’s full-service carrier, Vistara has set its vision to expand globally. The Tata Group and Singapore Airlines joint venture has hence announced the launch of another international route between Jeddah and Mumbai. The non-stop flights will start operating from August 2, 2022, and the bookings for the same have already been opened across all channels.

The airlines is focussing on global expansion with the new route launch. Image: Courtesy Vistara.

The airlines will schedule flights to Jeddah thrice a week (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) using one of its Airbus A320s. It will be a five-hour westward journey with an expected turnaround time of one hour. It is the only airline serving this route to offer premium economy as an option to passengers.

Talking about the launch of the new international route, Vinod Kannan, chief executive officer, Vistara, said, “The launch of services to Jeddah will further intensify our presence in the Middle East region. Saudi Arabia shares a strong bilateral relationship with India and is home to a significant population belonging to the Indian diaspora, thereby offering great prospects for Vistara’s growth.”

The breathtaking skyline of Jeddah. Image: Shutterstock/Sainuddeen Alanthi.

Interested flyers can now book their direct flights between Mumbai and Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah by visiting the airline’s website, calling the call centre, or through various travel agencies. India’s top-rated airline on Skytrax with several awards under its belt, Vistara will be competing against other major carriers like Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Air India Express along the popular route of BOM-JED.

Saudi Arabia’s second largest city, Jeddah is a historic crossroad of pilgrims and traders, and the traditional gateway to Mecca. With a unique cosmopolitan and liberal air, it is popular destination among global travellers, famous for its World Heritage Red Sea architecture, bustling souqs, the laid-back coastline, great diving sites, and a diverse, world-class cuisine.

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