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Akasa Air commences operations from Prayagraj, its fourth destination in Uttar Pradesh

Seamlessly connects Prayagraj and Mumbai with daily direct flights

National, 27 May 2024: Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, has commenced operations from Prayagraj connecting it to Mumbai with daily non-stop flights. The inaugural flight on 25 May 2024 departed from Prayagraj airport at 13:40hrs arriving at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at 16:00hrs. The new route strengthens Akasa Air’s presence in Uttar Pradesh as Prayagraj becomes the fourth city from the state to be added to the airline’s growing network.

 

In addition to its rich literary and artistic heritage, Prayagraj is also an important economic, cultural, and political centre. It welcomes travellers to discover its past stories, traditions, and experience the melting pot of history, learning and culture.

Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said, “Prayagraj, our fourth destination in the dynamic state of Uttar Pradesh is known for its numerous iconic landmarks and historical sites. The city has experienced a significant increase in tourism, driven by the efforts of the government to improve tourism infrastructure in the region. Our daily flights connecting Prayagraj and Mumbai will not only enhance connectivity, but also create new trade and tourism opportunities. As India’s fastest-growing airline, we continue to deliver on our promise of providing customers with seamless and affordable travel options.”

Commenting on the launch, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are excited to bring the signature Akasa experience to Prayagraj, a city soaked in rich history and culture. At Akasa Air, we take great pride in our commitment to providing customers with an exceptional travel experience, and our industry-leading and customer-friendly products and services such as Pets on Akasa and the popular Café Akasa, have redefined air travel for Indians in a short span of 20 months. Moreover, our leadership in on-time performance makes us the most reliable airline in the country, today. We look forward to hosting travellers on the route and are confident they will appreciate our distinguished service.”

Akasa Air has introduced multiple quality products and differentiated services to ensure an inclusive, warm, and comfortable flying experience. The airline’s 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, 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. Travelers can also choose to plan their travel with Akasa Holidays which offers customisable and all-inclusive holiday packages at affordable prices. 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.

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 80% 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

Commenced 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 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 visitwww.akasaair.com or via X: @AkasaAir

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