A senior executive of the airlines informed Greater Kashmir that the airline has secured permissions from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Indian Air Force to operate from Srinagar International Airport. "We are ready to operate from mid April," he asserted.
The operations by the airline will increase the number of airlines operating on Srinagar Airport from five to six. Currently, Air India, Jet Airways, Go Air, Spicejet and Indigo are operating on Srinagar-Delhi segment.
Sources at the airport said that Vistara has almost completed required infrastructure development inside the aerodrome. "They have built back-end office, counters and other facilities at the airport."
Vistara is an Indian airline based in Gurgaon with its hub at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines.
A senior civil aviation official said that the Vistara had earlier scheduled to start operations from March 27, but later its team visited and announced to begin from mid April.
He said that the airlines would operate three flights daily taking the tally of flights operating from Srinagar to 25 per day.
He said in winter around 22 flights operate from Srinagar Airport, while in summer the number of flights goes up to 32.