India’s Akasa Air expands network

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https://www.interairport-southeastasia.com/en-gb/lp/exprom-2.htmlAkasa Air, India’s newest airline, announced the addition of Visakhapatnam, the tenth destination to join the airline’s fast-growing network and the eighth city connecting from Bengaluru. Passengers will enjoy the convenience of double daily flights on the Bengaluru-Visakhapatnam route, with the first frequency starting from 10 December and the second frequency with the added benefit of an early morning option from 12 December.

Witnessing a rise in demand, the airline is further augmenting connectivity between Bengaluru and Ahmedabad by adding a third frequency starting 17 December. Recently Akasa Air, announced connecting India’s IT hubs, Pune and Bengaluru with double daily flights commencing on 26 November. Starting 10 December, a third frequency is being added taking the total up to three daily flight options between Pune and Bengaluru. Akasa Air will now offer 24 daily non-stop flights ex-Bengaluru by connecting to eight cities – Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, Guwahati, Pune, and Vishakhapatnam.

Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “We are delighted to add Visakhapatnam to our expanding network as the fourth major destination in South India with daily twice Bengaluru-Visakhapatnam-Bengaluru. Visakhapatnam is a promising Tier II city and a key player in India’s growth story owing to its advantageous coastal location, real-estate boom, and industrial prospects. Strengthening our connectivity, we are pleased to add one more frequency each on the high-demand Bengaluru-Ahmedabad and the debut Bengaluru-Pune routes.”

Akasa Air has been progressively scaling up its operations and by mid-December expects to cross over 450 weekly flights on a total of fourteen routes across ten cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune and Visakhapatnam. It will continue to grow its network to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on metro to tier 2 & 3 route connectivity, using a fleet expansion plan that adds one new aircraft every 15 days. 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.


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