On October 10, 2017, it was announced that Leslie Thng will succeed Yeoh Phee Teik as CEO of Vistara.  Yeoh returned to Singapore Airlines to take on a leadership role as Acting Senior`s Vice President of Customer Experience.  Thng was prior to his appointment as Vistara Chief Commercial Officer of Budget Aviation Holdings, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. Previously, Thng was the Managing Director of SilkAir, a full-service regional airline run by Singapore Airlines.  Sanjiv Kapoor resigned as Commercial Director of Vistara on December 31, 2019, with Vinod Kannan, the chief strategy officer, assuming responsibility for Kapoor.  „If we get the rights, we have a plan to operate on it, but I won`t be able to share too many details… „,“ Thng said. On the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Vistara has 248 seats, manufactured by RECARO. They are in a 3-3-3 configuration, with 31 inches spread, as well as a 5-inch bed. These seats also have a 12-inch HD entertainment screen, six-way adjustable headrest and USB sockets.   British Airways is an important codeshare partner of Vistara in India.
As part of the agreement, British Airways` „BA“ design code is added to Vistara`s flights, which cover a large number of Indian cities, including British Airways virtual destinations, namely Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi and Pune. Ticket sales through the share code agreement will begin this year until government approvals are available, Vistara said in a statement. On August 11, 2014, the company unveiled its „Vistara“ brand identity.  The name comes from the Sanskrit word vistera, which means „unlimited immensity.“   Vistara received the Air Carrier Certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on December 15, 2014 and commenced operations on January 9, 2015.    Vistara was the first airline to operate domestic traffic from the new Terminal 2 to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.  On August 24, 2015, Vistara opened the Aviation Security Training Institute, an in-house training institute for its cockpit and cabin crew, security personnel and others connected to the aviation industry.