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Akasa Air adds Gorakhpur as the 23rd destination to its expanding network

Akasa Air adds Gorakhpur as the 23rd destination to its expanding network

Committed to enhancing connectivity from metro to tier 2 and tier 3 cities across the country

Now seamlessly connecting five major cities from Uttar Pradesh across India with over 80 weekly departures

National, 14 May 2024:Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, announced the addition of Gorakhpur as the 23rd destination to its network with direct connectivity to and from Delhi and Bengaluru, starting May 29, 2024. Akasa Air is the only airline to provide daily flights between Bengaluru and Gorakhpur. With this launch, the airline strengthens its presence in Uttar Pradesh, with Gorakhpur being the fifth destination in the state, after Lucknow, Varanasi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj Travellers can book flights on Akasa Air’s website www.akasaair.com, Android and iOS app or through multiple leading travel agents. 

 

Renowned for its handloom and small-scale industries, Gorakhpur is a major industrial hub in Uttar Pradesh. With significant focus to promote growth in the region, including progressing infrastructure development, the city is witnessing an uptick in travellers. The launch of daily flights from Delhi and Bengaluru to Gorakhpur will further augment economic activity in the region and provide enhanced connectivity options to travellers.

 

Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are pleased to introduce Gorakhpur, as the 23rd destination, in our network. We are confident that these flights will enhance point-to-point connectivity with two metro cities, increasing mobility and accessibility within Gorakhpur while promoting trade and commerce. Akasa Air will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers. It is our constant endeavour to provide flexibility of choice to our customers while offering on-time, affordable, and reliable travel options. 

 

Commenting on the launch, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are pleased to bring the Akasa experience to Gorakhpur as we expand and strengthen our footprint across the country. Since our inception, our industry-leading and customer friendly products and services such as Pets on Akasa and the popular Café Akasa menu backed by our signature Akasa experience have made a positive impact while creating a warm, friendly and inclusive travel experience. As India’s most on time airline, service excellence is deeply embedded in Akasa Air’s DNA and with our rapidly expanding network, we look forward to flying an increasing number of travellers and providing them with memorable travel experiences.”  

 

Akasa Air has introduced multiple quality products and differentiated services to ensure an inclusive, warm and comfortable flying experience. Its brand-new fleet provides ample legroom and enhanced comfort and comes with USB ports in a majority of aircraft, allowing passengers to charge their gadgets and devices on the go. Café Akasa, the airline’s onboard meal service offers an assortment of healthy and delectable meals, including festive menus and industry-first options such as Kombucha, to offer customers an indulgent gourmet experience in the skies. Pets on Akasa allows customers to travel with their pets in the cabin or to carry them in cargo, based on their weight. In addition, in an endeavour to make travel inclusive, Akasa Air has introduced its safety instruction card and onboard menu card in Braille for persons with visual impairment. Travelers who wish to explore Gorakhpur can choose to plan their travel with Akasa Holidays which offers customisable and all-inclusive holiday packages at affordable prices. 

 

Akasa Air’s consistent on-time leadership, operational efficiencies and extremely positive customer feedback have made it a preferred carrier in India, resulting in average passenger load factors of over 85% for the past 12 months. 

 

Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has served over 8 million passengers and connects with 24 cities, namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Doha (Qatar) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). 

 

Flight schedule:

 

Flt. Number 

From City
(Airport) 

Departure Time 

To City 

(Airport) 

Arrival Time 

Operating Days 

Non-stop/ Through 

Commences May 29, 2024 

QP 1880

Bengaluru 

11:15 

Gorakhpur 

14:05 

Daily 

Non-stop 

QP 1883 

Gorakhpur 

19:20 

Bengaluru 

21:55 

Daily 

Non-stop 

QP 1881 

Gorakhpur 

14:45 

Delhi 

16:00 

Daily 

Non-stop 

QP 1882 

Delhi 

16:55 

Gorakhpur 

18:45 

Daily 

Non-stop 

 

 

 

 

About Akasa Air: 

 

Akasa Air is India’s most dependable airline, offering warm and efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares - all in the Akasa Way. Akasa’s youthful personality, employee-centric philosophy, tech-led approach, and culture of service make this commitment a reality for all Indians.  

 

The carrier launched its first commercial flight on 07 August 2022 to support the growing demand across India and commenced international operations on 28 March 2024, offering non-stop flights from Mumbai to Doha. This milestone makes it the first Indian airline to fly overseas within a record period of just 19 months. Since its inception, Akasa Air has served over 8 million passengers and connects 24 cities. 

 

With a clear focus on sustained, long-term growth, Akasa Air has placed a firm order of 226 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, powered by CFM fuel-efficient, LEAP-1B engines. It currently operates 24 737 MAX aircraft which delivers superior efficiency in reducing fuel use and carbon emissions. The aircraft also powers a quieter cabin with 40 per cent less noise fulfilling the airline's promise of being an environmentally progressive company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies. 

 

For more information visit www.akasaair.com 
or via X: @AkasaAir 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/akasaair/ 

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