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Akasa Air commences international operations; Inaugural flight takes off from Mumbai to Doha

Akasa Air commences international operations; Inaugural flight takes off from Mumbai to Doha

Commences four non-stop flights a week, connecting Mumbai and Doha

Aims to rapidly expand its global footprint in the coming months

National, March 28, 2024: Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline commenced operations to Doha, the capital of Qatar, from India’s financial capital Mumbai with four non-stop flights a week. The inaugural flight on 28th March 2024 departed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai at 1745hrs IST and is scheduled to arrive at Hamad International Airport in Doha at 1940hrs AST. The launch of service on the route marks the commencement of Akasa Air’s international operations and will facilitate trade and tourism between India and Qatar with enhanced and seamless connectivity between the two countries

In an event held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, to flag off the maiden flight, a ceremonial lamp was lit in the presence of members of the Akasa executive committeeNeelu Khatri, Co-Founder and SVP International, Akasa Air, Ankur Goel, Chief Financial Officer, Akasa Air, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing and Experience Officer and Bhavin Joshi, Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President – Strategy, Akasa AirThe event was graced by  Rajeev Chawla, Head – Terminal Operations T2, Mumbai International Airport Limited, S.P Singh, CSO-Security, Mumbai International Airport Limited, Tanvir Moulvi, GM – Aero Commercial, Mumbai International Airport Limited, and Manoj Sharma, DIG – CISF, Mumbai International Airport Limited.

 

Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline commenced operations to Doha, the capital of Qatar, from India’s financial capital Mumbai with four non-stop flights a week

 

A special boarding pass was presented to the first passenger on the inaugural flight. This was followed by a ceremonial ribbon cutting by the all-women operating crew of two pilots and five cabin crew.

 

With the conveniently timed flight schedule, travellers from other Indian cities such as Ahmedabad, Goa, Varanasi, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Kochi and Delhi will also have multiple connecting options to travel to and from Doha via Mumbai. Travelers who wish to explore Doha can choose to plan their travel with Akasa Holidays which offers customisable and all-inclusive holiday packages at affordable prices. 

 

Akasa Air has been granted traffic rights for three other international destinations namely, Kuwait, Jeddah, and Riyadh, and will be rapidly expanding its global footprint in the coming months, taking the warm, reliable and category-defining Akasa experience to the world at affordable fares.

 

Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has served over 7.75 million passengers and connects with 21 cities, namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, and Doha (Qatar).

 

 

Flight schedule:

 

Flt.

number

From city (Airport)

Departure time

To city (Airport)

Arrival time

Operating days

Non-stop/ Through

 

 

Commences March 28, 2024

 

QP70

Mumbai

17:45

Doha

19:40

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Non-Stop

QP71

Doha

20:40

Mumbai

2:45 (+1)

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

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, currently operating 24 737 MAX aircraft connecting 20 cities across India.

 

Akasa Air makes its foray into international skies starting 28 March 2024, flying non-stop from Mumbai to Doha, becoming the first Indian airline to fly overseas in a record period of just 19 months since its inception.

 

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 23 737 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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