India’s startup full-service carrier Vistara, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Tata Sons, has been granted an air operator’s permit (AOP) by India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), allowing the airline to begin commercial operations. The AOP is the final step in what the airline describes as “a highly technical and complex compliance process.” Headquartered in New Delhi, Vistara will begin operating flights Jan. 9, 2015, ...

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