Akasa Air operates its maiden flights on the Guwahati and Agartala route
National, 21 October 2022: Akasa Air, India’s newest airline today, inaugurated its first flights on the Guwahati and Agartala route taking the total number of destinations on the airline’s network to eight cities. With its first Through Flight product offering, Akasa Air provides seamless one-stop connectivity between Bengaluru and Agartala with no change of aircraft required at Guwahati.
Honourable Chief Minister of Tripura, Shri. Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha-ji, along with Honourable Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Tourism & Transport, Shri Pranajit Singha Roy-ji, inaugurated the maiden flight in the presence of Shri Kailash Chander Meena-ji, Airport Director, Maharaja Bir Bikram Agartala Airport. Both guests-of-honour officially flagged off the event and extended their wishes on the commencement of Akasa Air’s operations while addressing the gathering.
In addition, strengthening its pan-India network connectivity, the airline has also added two additional double daily non-stop flights on the Bengaluru-Chennai route starting today. Akasa Air has been progressively expanding its operations and is now flying along a total of eleven non-stop routes along eight cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, and Agartala. The airline is currently operating 30 daily flights and will be crossing 44 daily flights by October end. Further, the airline expects to cross the 300 weekly flights mark by the end of October 2022.
Akasa Air started its commercial operations with two aircraft and has subsequently received six 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 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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