Akasa Air: After successfully flying the Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Bengaluru-Kochi routes, India’s newest airline, Akasa Air, on Friday launched yet another new route with its first flight service on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route. . With this, Akasa Air has now been able to provide twice daily flight service in each direction. Further expanding its operations on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route, the airline will introduce an additional daily flight from August 30 and another flight from September 19.
New route between Bangalore and Chennai
In addition, strengthening its pan-India network connectivity, the airline has also added a new route between Bengaluru and Chennai, which will start operations from September 10. In line with the airline’s vision of taking 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.
What are the future plans of the company?
On the first flight and the new route, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of the airline said, “We have achieved another milestone today (Friday) with the launch of commercial flights on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route. We believe That the strong interconnectivity between these cities is imperative as a catalyst for the rapid advancement of our country’s industrial and technological prowess.We are excited to offer connectivity between two major aviation hubs that are the top three busiest airports across the country. Chennai is one of the bases. Chennai is the fourth city that we are connecting with Bengaluru, as we continue to expand this critical area. From September 10, we will be offering double daily flights in every direction on this new route.”
The airline will have 72 aircraft in its fleet in the next four years
The airline started its commercial operations with two aircraft and received its third aircraft on 16 August. With a view to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on tier 2 and 3 route connectivity from the metro, it will continue to grow its fleet by adding one new aircraft every two weeks. Akasa Air’s fleet size will grow to 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.