After the completion of 2 months of its operations, Akasa Air is set to establish Delhi as the sixth destination on its network and inaugurate its first flight on the Delhi-Bengaluru and Delhi to Ahmedabad routes on October 7.
- The airline also declared Pets-on-Board, a pet-friendly service in line with its commitment to creating an inclusive trip experience.
Both the new routes will be served with non-stop flights in each direction. The airline has declared 8 destinations so far, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Delhi, Agartala, and Guwahati being covered with 11 non-stop routes.
Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, has completed the 1st 2 months of its commercial journey in building India’s greenest, most dependable, and most affordable airline.
Speaking at an event to mark the airline’s 1st 60 days of operations, Vinay Dube, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, of Akasa Air said, “Our first 2 months have been very exciting and satisfying as we moved from planning to commercial operations. We have been hyper focussed on establishing and delivering an empathetic, dependable, and reliable flying experience unlike anything witnessed in the Indian skies thus far”.
Chief Commercial Officer, of Akasa Air
Commenting on the rapid network expansion, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder, and Chief Commercial Officer, of Akasa Air, stated”We are elated by the answer we have received as we welcomed on board more than 100,000 passengers within just 60 days of operations.
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Further strengthening our domestic connectivity and catering to more flyers during the festive season, we are delighted to be able to add Delhi to our network and connect the capital city to the rapidly increasing and vibrant cities of Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.
By expanding our network with an aircraft coming every 15 days, we aim to fulfill our goal of developing a strong pan-India presence and expect to operate 300 weekly flights by October end.”
Speaking on product, service, and customer experience, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder, and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, of Akasa Air, told, “We set out with a promise to be a dependable airline focussing on warm, efficient, and reliable service”.
As we continue with our vision to create an inclusive and humane travel experience, Akasa’s pet-friendly service will commence on 1st November 2022, wherein travelers flying on Akasa Air will be able to travel with their pets in the cabin. Taking an additional step to ease the travel experience of pet parents and their wards, we have joined hands with Umeed for Animals Foundation to ensure smooth pet-friendly travel”, he said.
Akasa Air has been progressively expanding its network across the country, in a phased approach with a commitment to making travel accessible in India through the introduction of routes in Tier two and three cities.
The company has recently received its 6th aircraft and will have a fleet size of 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023. Over the next four years, the airline will add 54 additional aircraft, taking its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.
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