Akasa Air operates its maiden flights on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route
Announces new route connecting Bengaluru with Chennai starting September 10, 2022
Airline expects to cross 150 weekly flights by end of September 2022
Bengaluru, 19 August 2022: After successfully taking off on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Bengaluru-Kochi routes, Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, today inaugurated its first flights on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route enabling the airline to offer twice-daily flights in each direction on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route.
Further expanding its operations on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route, the airline will commence one additional daily flight from August 30, 2022, and another from September 19, 2022. In addition, strengthening its pan-India network connectivity, the airline has also added a new route between Bengaluru and Chennai, which will commence from September 10, 2022. In line with the airline’s vision of adopting a phased approach to grow its network across India, Akasa Air has already announced flights for six routes across five cities, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Bengaluru and Chennai.
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 on the Bengaluru – Mumbai route. We believe that strong interconnectivity between these cities is imperative as a catalyst for the rapid progression of our country’s industrial and technological prowess. We are excited to offer connectivity between the two major aviation hubs that rank among the top three busiest airports across the country. Chennai is the fourth city we are connecting with Bengaluru, as we constantly augment this important sector. From September 10 we will offer double-daily flights in each direction on this new route.”
The airline started its commercial operations with two aircraft and received its third aircraft on August 16, 2022. It will continue to grow its fleet by adding one new aircraft every two weeks with a view to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on 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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