The chief executive of Vistara has cautioned against overreacting to the coronavirus outbreak after taking delivery of the airline’s first wide-body jet.

Vistara's brand new Boeing 787-9. Credit: Vistara/ Twitter

Speaking onboard Vistara’s maiden Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft at Boeing’s Washington facility on Friday, Lelsie Thng said: “When an airline buys an aircraft, we don't look at a time frame of three months or six months, this aircraft will last for at least 15-20 years or so. It is a long-term investment.

“Indians want to travel to many other parts of the world. The wide-body aircraft that we are bringing will be able to cater to this growing demand in the long-term.”

Vistara has posted images of its new 787-9 cabins on Twitter, including shots of its Stelia Aerospace Symphony seats, set up in a 1-2-1 configuration and offering aisle access for all passengers in business class.

Vistara's brand new Boeing 787-9 business class. Credit: Vistara/ Twitter

The same seats can be found on Singapore Airlines’ regional planes, as well as on Turkish Airlines’ 787 Dreamliners.

Vistara's brand new Boeing 787-9 business class. Credit: Vistara/ Twitter

Business class passengers can look forward to a 44” seat pitch with a fully-flat 76” bed, as well ambient lighting and an 18” HD personal entertainment screen.

Vistara's brand new Boeing 787-9 business class. Credit: Vistara/ Twitter

As well as a personal stowage compartment, there are AC and USB power outlets.

Vistara is expected to fly its new 787-9 on the Delhi-Mumbai sector in March while crews become acquainted with the new aircraft. If you have a domestic flight with Vistara this month, you may just score a fantastic upgrade.

It’s not known which destinations Vistara will serve with its flagship new jet, though London and Tokyo are obvious choices.

Are you excited about Vistara’s new long-haul business class?