Delivery of some planes have already been pushed back due to logistics issues and production delays at the planemakers, as countries went into lockdown due to the coronavirus
pandemic, Vinod Kannan, chief strategy officer at Vistara told reporters.
"We are looking to see how we can push back some of the deliveries not just because of the delays in production but also from a commercial perspective," said Kannan.
Vistara, which has a fleet of 41 aircraft, will take delivery of at least one Boeing 787 and two other planes this calendar year, Kannan said, adding a final decision had not been reached on how many deliveries would be deferred.
Like airlines around the world, Vistara is battling low demand for air travel due to the pandemic. While India has allowed airlines to fly up to 45% of their total capacity on domestic routes, international flights are still banned.
Vistara is operating on domestic routes with a third of its fleet and at a passenger load factor of 50%-60%, Kannan said, adding that the airline is also preparing to fly to international destinations later this year if government-imposed curbs are relaxed and demand returns.
India's civil aviation ministry said in June it was in talks with the United States and some countries in Europe to establish travel "bubbles" for international flights.