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Akasa Air adds Prayagraj as its 22nd destination

Akasa Air adds Prayagraj as its 22nd destination

Commences sale for daily flights connecting Mumbai and Prayagraj 

Fourth city in Uttar Pradesh to be added to Akasa Air’s network 

Mumbai now seamlessly connects across 15 cities with over 185 weekly departures 

 

National, 12 April 2024: Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, announced the addition of Prayagraj as the 22nd destination to its rapidly expanding network. Starting 25th May 2024, the airline will operate daily flights between Mumbai and Prayagraj to enhance connectivity and convenience between the two cities. The addition of Prayagraj is a significant milestone as it is the fourth city from Uttar Pradesh to be a part of Akasa Air’s network, strengthening its presence in North India. Travellers can book flights on Akasa Air’s website www.akasaair.com, Android and iOS app or through multiple leading travel agents 

Prayagraj, a city steeped in history and spirituality, is a melting pot of diverse cultures and traditions and it also holds significance as an important centre of political and cultural activity, contributing to Indian literature, music, and art. Connecting Prayagraj and Mumbai will not only provide passengers with the convenience and comfort of flying but will also spur growth in the region’s trade and tourism.  

Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are happy to introduce Prayagraj, as the 22nd destination, in our network. Known for its rich cultural heritage, Prayagraj is rated among the most popular tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh and has been witnessing an uptick in domestic and international tourism, attracting travellers from around the world. The launch of daily flights from Mumbai will further augment economic activity in the region and provide enhanced connectivity options to travellers. As India’s fastest-growing airline, we are committed to bolstering economic progress by providing an affordable, on-time, and seamless flying experience.” 

Commenting on the launch, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are thrilled to bring the Akasa experience to Prayagraj, a city of great historical and spiritual significance. As India’s most on time airline, service excellence is deeply embedded in Akasa Air’s DNA and we are proud to offer a variety of signature products and superior cabin experiences that are a testament to our commitment of providing a flying experience that is second to none”.  

“Since our inception, we have received immense appreciation for our fresh in-cabin experience that allows passengers to stretch out with more legroom, indulge in our unique Café Akasa products, and opt in for category-defining offerings such as Pets on Akasa. Moreover, customers can enjoy greater flexibility with our Select Your Seat program and other enriched Add-Ons. As we expand our footprint, Akasa Air remains laser-focused on delivering an industry-leading customer experience”, he added 

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 Prayagraj 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 22 cities, namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, Doha (Qatar), and Prayagraj 

Flight schedule:  

 

Flt. Number 

From City 
(Airport) 

Departure Time 

To City 

(Airport) 

Arrival Time 

Operating Days 

Non-stop/ Through 

Commences May 25, 2024 

QP 1546 

Mumbai 

10:35 

Prayagraj 

13:00 

Daily 

Non-stop 

QP 1547 

Prayagraj 

13:40 

Mumbai 

16:00 

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 makes 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 inception, Akasa Air has served over 8 million passengers and connects 22 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 percent lesser 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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