Akasa Air operates its maiden flights from Chennai, the fifth destination in its network
Commences operations on the Chennai-Bengaluru route on September 10, 2022
Announces Chennai-Kochi route starting September 26, 2022
Introduces additional daily flights on Bengaluru-Chennai route from September 26, 2022
Chennai, 10 September 2022: Akasa Air, India’s newest airline today, inaugurated its first flight from Chennai - the fifth city in its network, enabling the airline to offer twice-daily flights in each direction on the Chennai-Bengaluru route.
Further expanding its operations from Chennai, the airline will commence one additional daily flight from September 15, 2022, on the Mumbai-Chennai route and will add an additional daily flight on the Bengaluru-Chennai route from September 26, 2022.
In addition, strengthening its pan-India network connectivity, the airline has also added a new route between Chennai and Kochi, which will commence from September 26, 2022. This rapid expansion of cities, routes, and frequencies is in line with the airline’s vision of adopting a phased but rapid approach to grow its network across India.
Commenting on the maiden flight and the new route, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder, and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said, “We have achieved yet another milestone today with the launch of commercial flights from Chennai, which is the fifth city in our network. From today, we will offer double-daily flights in each direction on this new route.”
“Within the next 5 days, we will strengthen our network from Chennai by connecting to Mumbai, the financial capital of India, effective 15th September. On the 26th of September, with the start of the Chennai-Kochi route we will further strengthen our connectivity from Chennai. The increased capacities across these key focus cities backed by affordable fares will provide our customers many options to choose from while planning their travel. We are delighted to augment our network to meet our commitment of progressively adding more cities along new sectors.” he added.
The airline started its commercial operations with two aircraft and has subsequently received four aircraft to date. It will continue to grow its fleet with a view to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on key cities and metro to tier 2 & 3 route connectivity. Akasa Air’s fleet size will be 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023 and over the next four years, the airline will add 54 additional aircraft, taking its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.
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 will be 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 launches 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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