Vistara becomes the first airline to offer Formula 1 content on its inflight entertainment

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of the Tata group and Singapore Airlines, has enhanced its inflight entertainment (IFE) offerings with the addition of thrilling Formula 1® content and shows from HBO®. This makes Vistara the first Indian carrier to offer Formula 1® content on its IFE systems across its fleet and underscores its commitment to delivering an exceptional onboard experience to its customers.

The Formula 1® content lineup includes captivating documentary series like “Legends of F1,” spotlighting iconic figures in motorsport, and titles, such as “Vettel: More Than a Champion,” that celebrate the passion and values of Formula 1® racing. The curated selection of HBO® programming includes over 108 hours of content, featuring more than 100 TV shows across various genres. Customers will now be able to immerse themselves in popular series such as “The Last of Us,” “The White Lotus,” “Succession,” “Big Little Lies,” and “Barry,” catering to diverse entertainment preferences.

Furthermore, Vistara has also introduced immersive 3D anamorphic video, presenting a virtual tour of Vistara World, the airline’s cutting edge IFE seat back and streaming system that customers can access on their personal handheld devices.

Talking about the IFE seat back and streaming system, Mr. Deepak Rajawat, Chief Commercial OfficerVistara, said, “Vistara’s inflight entertainment being ranked among the world’s top 20 at the World Airline Awards 2023 by Skytrax is a testament to the fact that we are continuously looking for ways to enhance the inflight experience of our customers. We take pride in offering exclusive and high-quality entertainment options tailored for diverse customer preferences worldwide. We are confident that our customers will delightedly welcome this enhancement as they fly India’s most loved airline.

Vistara’s young and modern fleet features state-of-the-art IFE systems offering passengers a rich selection of nearly 700 hours of engaging content, including a wide selection of up to 800 movies, TV shows and audio titles. Additionally, Vistara’s international flights operating on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A321neo offer advanced wireless connectivity powered by Panasonic Avionics, enabling seamless internet access on Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Passengers can stay connected at 35,000 ft., accessing emails, information, and social media. Vistara also introduced Live TV on select flights, enabling customers to watch sports channels like Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra, and prominent news channels including BBC World News, CNN, and CNBC. A unique feature of Vistara’s IFE is the airline’s association with Shyft to offer special wellness-focused content across its fleet. 

Vistara is India’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor, and it has been the winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards, besides being lauded for world-class cabin cleanliness and upholding high safety standards. The only Indian carrier to feature amongst World’s Top 20 Airlines, Vistara has been named ‘16th Best Airline’ globally while also being recognised as the ‘Best Airline in India and South Asia’ for the third time in a row, ‘Best Airline Staff in India and South Asia’ for the fifth consecutive year, ‘Best Cabin Crew in India and South Asia’ for the third time in a row and ‘Best Business Class Airline in India and South Asia’ for the second time in a row at the coveted World Airline Awards 2023 by Skytrax. Vistara has also been recognised with World’s 4th Youngest Aircraft Fleet and Asia’s 2nd Youngest Aircraft Fleet awards in 2024 by ch-aviation.


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