A new full-service, international Indian airline planned to launch by October 2014 has been called Vistara. The new carrier is backed by the global giants, Tata and Singapore Airlines.  

Initially operating domestic routes within India the new carrier has plans to start flying internationally as soon as Government regulations allow.

The word, Vistara is derived from the ancient Sanskrit word vistaar, which translates as “limitless expanse.” Similarly its logo, an eight-pointed star, is derived from a mathematical form that is said to represent the universe.

The airline has announced that it will be leasing up to 20 AIrbus A320 aircraft for entry into its fleet within the first 5 years of operation.