Akasa Air strengthens connectivity in Uttar Pradesh, commences flights from Varanasi its 14th destination
Commences daily flight operations between Varanasi-Bengaluru from 18th February 2023;
increases flight frequency from 1st March 2023
National, 17th February 2023: Akasa Air, India’s most dependable airline, starts operations from Varanasi, as its 14th destination on its fast-evolving network. This also marks the airline’s second destination launch in the state of Uttar Pradesh, easing connectivity with daily flights from Lucknow and Varanasi to metro cities across India. The inaugural flight will depart from Bengaluru at 12:30hrs and is scheduled to touchdown Varanasi at 15:00hrs on 18th February 2023. Starting 1st March 2023, the airline will increase frequency, operating daily flights between Varanasi-Bengaluru-Goa.
Tourism in Varanasi has witnessed a phase of euphoria, as the city recorded tourist footfall rising to a whooping 7.3Cr in 2022, owing to more than 40 investors from local and established tourism brands signing MoUs with the tourism department. The rich cultural heritage, vibrant life of its historic lanes, gastronomical experiences, etc are some of the driving factors for the tourism boom in the city.
Commenting on the destination launch, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said, “The launch of daily flight operations to Varanasi will surely add to the rising traveller footfall in the city, easing travel connectivity from key metro destinations with our signature warm and efficient service at the most affordable fares. A popular choice for spiritual, cultural events and activities, and with the ongoing implementation of several developmental changes, to make Varanasi future-ready, we are glad the city to Akasa Air - India’s fastest growing air transportation network.”
Akasa Air's popular meal service, Café Akasa has launched a Kesar Badam milkshake to celebrate the addition of Varanasi which will be available to all travellers to buy on board or even pre-book in advance. Café Akasa provides a wide choice of multi-cuisine, tasty, quality, and healthy meals, including industry-first options giving its customers a unique and indulgent gourmet experience in the skies. To offer its customers local experiences from its network cities, Café Akasa has been augmenting its menu with Indian favourites such as Misal Pav from Pune and Hyderabadi Biryani.
Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has carried over 1 million revenue passengers and crossed the milestone of operating over 600 weekly flights with an announced network of 23 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
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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