Indian full service carrier and SIA sister airline Vistara has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft in preparation for international long-haul flights, taking the opportunity to showcase its new Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins.
The delivery marks India’s first Boeing 787-9 variant (Air India operates the 787-8, while to date no Indian carrier has opted for the stretched -10 version). Vistara has six of the aircraft on order in total.
Unlike Singapore Airlines and Scoot, both of whom opted for the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines for their Boeing 787s, Vistara has instead selected the more popular General Electric GEnx-1B powerplants for its Dreamliners. Other operators with these engines, which power two-thirds of Boeing 787s worldwide, include JAL and Qantas.
Vistara has chosen the Stelia Symphony product for its Boeing 787 Business Class cabin, with 30 of these seats installed in a 1-2-1 configuration occupying the entire forward cabin section between the first and second set of main passenger doors.