Vistara, the full-service carrier on Saturday began operating a non-stop flight to Leh from New Delhi. The Tata-SIA joint venture said that the new service will be operated twice a week on Saturdays and Sundays.
The airline in a release also said that the new flight will become a daily service from May 10 to cater to peak summer demand.
"With convenient same-terminal connections between domestic and international flights at Delhi Airport's T3, our new flights will open up Leh to more foreign visitors as well," Vistara CEO, Phee Teik Yeoh said.
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The Delhi-based airline currently flies to 19 domestic destinations with over 500 flights a week and has a fleet of 13 Airbus A320 aircraft.
Leh is the seventh destination for Vistara in northern India. The other destinations in the region are Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Lucknow.