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Tata-backed Vistara readies Delhi-Tokyo flights amid virus surge

Direct service to start in June as Japan tightens entry rules

Vistara's weekly service between Delhi and Tokyo's Haneda Airport starts June 16. (Photo from Vistara's Facebook account)

MUMBAI -- Vistara, a full-service carrier backed by Indian conglomerate Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, will begin direct flights between Delhi and Tokyo next month despite growing business uncertainty from surging COVID-19 cases in India.

"Far East has been an extremely important geography for our global expansion from the beginning for its tremendous growth potential," Vistara CEO Leslie Thng said.

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