The airline was established in 2013 as a joint venture (JV) between the Indian conglomerate Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines (SIA).      In the mid-1990s, the two companies had made an offer to establish a full-service airline in India, which was unsuccessful and was not approved by the Indian government.  After India opened 49% of foreign direct investment in 2012, Tata and SIA decided to create a JV airline in India.  The joint venture, Tata SIA Airlines Limited (TSAL), was designed as a high-end airline to meet the needs of high-end business travelers in India`s low-cost civil aviation market. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board of India authorized the joint venture in October 2013, allowing SIA to take a 49% stake in the airline.  The two parent companies initially committed to invest a total of $100 million in seed capital, with Tata Sons holding 51 per cent and Singapore Airlines holding the remaining 49 per cent.  This was part of Tata`s second major aviation tour, as well as a minority stake in AirAsia India.  The first company, Tata Airlines, was founded in the 1930s and was later transformed into an Air India airline after its nationalization.  „Under the new agreement, customers benefit from 126 weekly flights connecting ten major Indian cities to the Lufthansa network via Delhi/Lufthansa and Vistara in the final phase to allow customers to collect miles with both airlines,“ the German airline said in a statement. „It is planned to add additional Vistara network destinations under the codeshare agreement in 2020 and beyond,“ the press release said. „Both airlines plan to rapidly expand the scope of the agreement so that frequent flyers of both airlines can earn miles/points when travelling on the other party`s networks and enjoy other benefits,“ Vistara said in a press release. On July 11, 2019, Vistara announced that its first international destination would be Singapore. The airline launched its first international flight from Delhi to Singapore and Mumbai to Singapore on August 6 and 7 with the Boeing 737-800 NG previously used by Jet Airways.
   Lufthansa stated that it had entered into a „comprehensive code-sharing agreement“ with Vistara. On September 25, 2014, Vistara delivered its first aircraft to New Delhi.  In October 2016, the airline received the last of its 13 original A320 aircraft and expects to receive its seven Airbus A320neo aircraft by mid-2018.  In March 2015, Phee Teik Yeoh announced that the company plans to procure an unspecinate number of narrow aircraft and wide-body aircraft to improve the domestic network and launch international flights within two years.   Vistara has introduced nine former Jet Airways Boeing 737-800NG aircraft into its fleet.  Vistara returned two of these aircraft in January 2020 and the other seven will leave the fleet between 2022 and 23 as they have long-term leases.  Ticket sales through this share code agreement will begin this year, until government approvals are available, Vistara said in a statement. This story was published from a wireless agency feed without changing the text. Only the title has been changed. Codeshare flights also offer connections to and from the daily flights United Airlines offers to Delhi and Mumbai directly from New York. As part of the agreement, Lufthansa would apply its „LH“ design code daily on nearly 18 Vistara flights to 10 Indian cities, namely Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Mumbai and Pune.