Travel Trade Journal

Akasa Air to operate 300 weekly flights by October end; to allow pets on board from November 1


Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, has successful­ly completed the first two months of its commercial journey in building India’s greenest, most dependable, and most affordable airline. Akasa Air launched its maiden Delhi flights on the Delhi-Bengaluru and Delhi-Ahmedabad routes, on October 7, 2022. Both routes will be served with daily flights in each direction. The airline has announced eight destinatio­ns so far, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Delhi, Agartala and Guwahati being covered with 11 non-stop routes.

By expanding their network with an aircraft arriving every 15 days, the airline aims to fulfil our goal of developing a strong pan-India presence and expects to operate 300 weekly flights by October end.

With the vision to create an inclusive and humane travel experience, Akasa’s pet-friendly service will commence on November 1, 2022, wherein passengers flying on Akasa Air will be able to travel with their pets in the cabin. The airline has joined hands with Umeed for Animals Foundation to ensure smooth pet-friendly travel.

Akasa Air has been progressiv­ely expanding its network across the country, in a phased approach with a commitment towards making travel accessible in India through the introducti­on of routes in tier 2 and 3 cities. The company has recently received its sixth 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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