India's Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara on Tuesday said it will launch flight services to Bangladesh from India, starting 5 November, under the recently signed air bubble agreement between the two countries.
Vistara's announcement comes a day after budget carrier SpiceJet said it will operate flights to Dhaka and port city Chattogram from India from 5 November, using bilateral traffic rights under the air bubble pact, reports the Economic Times.
The airline will operate special, non-stop flights between Delhi and Dhaka, from 5 November, the airline said in a release.
The services will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays between the two cities, using the airline's Airbus A320neo aircraft, as part of the bilateral 'transport bubble' formed between India and Bangladesh, it said.
Air bubble agreement between two countries helps airlines to operate international flights, with certain restrictions, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
"We are glad to be able to consistently expand our international network and widen our global presence, despite the current challenging times," Vistara Chief Executive Officer Leslie Thng said.
"There is significant pent up demand for air travel between India and Bangladesh, and the resumption of flights brings relief to the traders, business communities and other regular travellers in the two countries," Thng added.
Bookings are being progressively opened on all channels, including Vistara's website, mobile app and through travel agents, Vistara said in the release.