First for Indian carriers: Vistara starts live TV on board

One of the very first Indian carriers, Vistara has started live TV streaming on its wide-body fleet of Boeing 737 from the 1st of October. The Airline Spokesperson remarked that passengers opting to fly in the full-service carrier will be able to watch two sports channels and three news channels Vistara presently has a fleet of two Dreamliners which will soon be expanded on the other aircraft the fleet that is yet to arrive and expected to join the fleet shortly apart from the twin aisles which are on order.

As per reports, the live streaming facility has been availed for the passengers right before the ICC T20 World Cup that kicks off in Australia on 23rd October Choti Diwali with a super Sunday India-Pakistan match which passengers will be able to watch on-board on Vistara Dreamliners that would be deployed on the routes of the UK and Europe.

As per reports, the Tata Group is considering merging the full-service airline with Air India. The MD and CEO of Air India, Campbell Wilson has formulated a panel under the chief of operations, and Captain RS Sandhu will be submitting a roadmap for the proposed consolidation within a year. With Vistara offering upgraded services such as Wifi and live TV it is predicted that the Tata Group may also offer similar services on some of its new aircraft (largely twin aisles). Most international airlines are offering an upgraded service of onboard wifi for a fee beyond a few minutes of free usage to passengers.

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