Vistara, a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, has announced an additional daily flight between Delhi and Kolkata during the festive seasons. This additional flight, the third daily flight between the two cities, will operate until October 28, 2017. Vistara will also serve flavours of Bengal on its flights from Kolkata throughout September. The festive menu onboard Vistara includes dishes such as Chicken Kabiraji, Kosha Aloo Dum, Kasha Mangsho, Kasha Chicken, Kolkata Style Chicken Egg Roll, Chholar Daal, Maacher Paturi, Jheenge Aloo Posto and Ghee Bhaat, among other home-style cooked Bengali dishes.
The inflight menu also features Bengali sweets/desserts typically relished around Durga Puja, such as Darbesh and Chanar Payesh.
Sanjiv Kapoor, chief strategy and commercial offer, Vistara, said, “Kolkata has played an important role in Vistara’s growth, and the performance of our flights and market acceptance have grown strongly since we started flying to Kolkata last year. We are delighted to add a third daily flight during the festive season between Delhi and Kolkata, giving travellers even more options.”
Kapoor added, “This is the happiest time of the year for every Bengali and for all Kolkatans, and all of us at Vistara are equally excited about Durga Puja. Authnetic Bengali cuisine is a connoiseur’s delight during this festive season. We are pleased to serve our customers a thoughtfully curated Durga Puja special inflight menu that features their favourite preparations. We want our customers to have a feast on our flights just as they would in their homes during this special festive season. And of course, at Vistara meals are included in the ticket price.”