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Akasa Air expands its presence in Uttar Pradesh

Akasa Air expands its presence in Uttar Pradesh; commences operations from Ayodhya, its 3rd city in the state

Launches daily flights connecting Ayodhya with Pune and Delhi 


National, 15th February 2024: Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, commenced flights from Ayodhya, operating daily through flights between Pune and Ayodhya via Delhi, with no change of aircraft required. The inaugural flight on 15 February 2024 departed from Maharishi Valmiki International Airport in Ayodhya at 13:35hrs arriving at Pune International Airport at 17:50hrs, with a stop at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 15:05hrs. The flight schedule has been designed keeping in mind passenger convenience during daytime travel.


Ayodhya, a city with immense spiritual and cultural significance, attracts tourists from across the globe. The launch of flights to Ayodhya will cater to the growing demand for air travel in the region and is in line with Akasa Air’s purpose of seamlessly connecting metros and non-metros across the country.


Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “We are excited to launch operations from Ayodhya, a city steeped in history and spirituality. Ayodhya is set to witness a significant surge in tourism, which will further drive air travel demand in the city.  Our daily flights connecting Ayodhya with two major hubs - Pune and Delhi will enhance connectivity and contribute to bolstering the economic development of the region. At Akasa Air, we are committed to offering a seamless and reliable travel experience at affordable fares, and we look forward to playing our part in the city’s growth story.”


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 Ayodhya, a city of profound cultural and historical importance. Since our inception, we have received immense appreciation for our distinguished and category-defining offerings including Café Akasa and Pets on Akasa, as well as our signature warm service delivered by our employees on-ground and inflight. We look forward to hosting travellers from across the country and providing them with a memorable journey onboard.”


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 high 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 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. 


Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has served over 7.7 million passengers and connects with 20 cities across India, namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, and Srinagar. 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.  


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Commences February 15, 2024


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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 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 226 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 progressive company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies.


For more information visit www.akasaair.com
or via X: @AkasaAir
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