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Women flying with Vistara can skip middle seats

  • Published at 03:04 pm August 1st, 2017
  • Last updated at 03:06 pm August 1st, 2017
Women flying with Vistara can skip middle seats
A Delhi-based commercial airline Vistara is now offering women preferred seating if they are allocated middle seats while travelling alone. The carrier introduced the service in March and guarantees that female passengers will not be allocated with a middle seat even if they do not select preferred seats in advance. Vistara says its "Woman Flyer" initiative will ensure that only window or aisle seats are offered to women travellers so that they can travel comfortably. The airline staff will also be available for its female customers to offer assistance with their luggage. They also provide women a service to help them book airport-authorised taxis. According to Vistara, the project celebrates women and encourages them to expand their horizons. According to CNN Vistara's Senior Vice President Deepa Chadha said: “The heights that women around the world have scaled need no validation. Women are a major force that makes economies stronger and societies healthier." The Indian domestic carrier plans to expand its fleets beyond the country in the near future and intends to provide this service on their international flights too.