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Akasa Air adds Varanasi as the 14th destination

Akasa Air adds Varanasi as the 14th destination to its growing network

National, 31 January 2023: Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, today announced the addition of its 14th destination – Varanasi to its fast-growing network. The airline will operate non-stop daily flights between Varanasi and Bengaluru starting 18th February 2023 with a ramp up of frequency on the route from 1st March 2023. Varanasi will also be connected to Goa by a daily flight via Bengaluru (with no change of  aircraft required at Bengaluru) providing seamless one-stop connectivity between the two popular  tourist hubs. 


The launch to Varanasi will be Akasa Air’s second destination in Uttar Pradesh, after flights from  Lucknow connecting Mumbai and Bengaluru started at the end of December 2022. Within six months  of commencing operations, the airline has built a strong national presence with its growing network  connecting metros to tier 2 and tier 3 cities, with a fleet expansion plan that adds one new aircraft in  operation every 15 days. 


Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer,  Akasa Air, said, “We are delighted to strengthen our nation-wide connectivity and announce our second  destination in Uttar Pradesh with Varanasi. This is the 14th destination on our fast-expanding network.  The city is a popular cultural hub of India and a place of pilgrimage for many devotees.’ 


‘Passengers from Bengaluru to Varanasi and Goa will soon be able to experience our warm and efficient  customer experience backed by the most affordable fares in the country”, he added 


Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has carried over 1 million revenue passengers and crossed the milestone of operating over 575 weekly flights with an announced network of 21 unique routes  connecting 14 cities, namely Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati,  Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, and Varanasi.  


Bookings for flights on Akasa Air are available on its website – www.akasaair.com, Android & IOS app  as well as through travel agents and several OTAs across the country. 

Varanasi schedule: 

From City (Airport) Dep. Time To City
Arr. Time Operating Days Non-Stop /
Commences February 18, 2023
QP 1421 Bengaluru 12:30 Varanasi 15:00 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1422 Varanasi 15:40 Bengaluru 18:05 Daily Non-Stop
Commences March 1, 2023
QP 1421 Bengaluru 5:35 Varanasi 8:15 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1422
Varanasi 9:05 Bengaluru 11:40 Daily
Bengaluru 12:30 Goa 13:35 Daily
QP 1423
Goa 14:15 Bengaluru 15:25 Daily
Bengaluru 16:10 Varanasi 18:40 Daily
QP 1424 Varanasi 19:20 Bengaluru 21:45 Daily Non-Stop


About Akasa Air
Akasa Air is India’s newest and 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 will 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.
With a commitment to being socially responsible, Akasa Air has placed a firm order of 72 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, powered by CFM fuel efficient, LEAP-1B engines. The 737 MAX family aircraft deliver superior efficiency in reducing fuel use and carbon emissions, fulfilling the airline's promise of being an environmentally friendly company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies.

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