New Delhi - Vistara, a joint venture of Singapore Airlines and TATA Group has placed firm orders for six Boeing 787 and 13 Airbus A320neo valued at $3.1 billion at list prices.

Along with these firm orders, the Indian carrier has the options for seven more A-320neo and four more Dreamliners.

India's position as the world's fastest-growing domestic aviation market and its impressive growth in air passenger traffic that has more than doubled over the last decade makes us confident of our aggressive plans for domestic expansion and international foray,
said Leslie Thng, The chief executive officer at Vistara.

Vistara currently operates 21 Airbus A320neo and A320ceo. The airline serves 22 destinations with more than 800 flights a week. It plans to add more domestic flights and launch international routes later this year.

This order adds a new aircraft type to its fleet, the 787-9 (Dreamliner), which will enable the Asian operator to fly on longer international routes.