Akasa Air made this announcement:
In keeping with a phased approach to grow its network, Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, has announced an additional 28 weekly direct flights on its newly launched sector between Bengaluru and Mumbai starting on August 19, 2022.
With this, Akasa Air will have completed the inaugural phase of its network development across key cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kochi and Bengaluru, making a total of 82 weekly flights available within the first few weeks of its operations.
The airline’s network expansion strategy is committed to progressively connecting more cities along new sectors to establish a strong pan-India presence, with a focus on metro to tier 2 & 3 route connectivity.
On July 22, 2022, Akasa Air opened bookings for ticket sales of its first commercial flight and unveiled its customer experience strategy with several category-first services & product choices for a happy travel experience which is tech-forward, inclusive & environmentally progressive.
Flying with the airline code QP, Akasa Air will begin commercial operations with two aircraft from August 7, 2022, It will add an additional two aircraft each month and by the end of 2023, it will have inducted 18 aircraft. It plans to add another 12 to 14 planes every 12 months, which will make up its order of 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, delivered over five years.
Flight Schedules and Commencement Dates:
|Dep Time (Local Time)||To
|Arr Time (Local Time)||Operating Days||Non-Stop / Connecting|
|Commences August 7, 2022|
|QP 1101||Mumbai (BOM)||10:05||Ahmedabad (AMD)||11:25||Daily except Wed||Non-Stop|
|QP 1102||Ahmedabad (AMD)||12:05||Mumbai (BOM)||13:25||Daily except Wed||Non-Stop|
|QP 1107||Mumbai (BOM)||14:05||Ahmedabad (AMD)||15:25||Daily||Non-Stop|
|QP 1108||Ahmedabad (AMD)||16:05||Mumbai (BOM)||17:15||Daily||Non-Stop|
|Commences August 12, 2022|
|QP 1353||Bengaluru (BLR)||11:00||Kochi (COK)||12:30||Daily||Non-Stop|
|QP 1354||Kochi (COK)||13:10||Bengaluru (BLR)||14:15||Daily||Non-Stop|
|Commences August 13, 2022|
|QP 1351||Bengaluru (BLR)||7:15||Kochi (COK)||8:30||Daily||Non-Stop|
|QP 1352||Kochi (COK)||9:05||Bengaluru (BLR)||10:25||Daily||Non-Stop|
|Commences August 19, 2022|
|QP 1104||Bengaluru (BLR)||11:40||Mumbai (BOM)||13:15||Daily||Non-Stop|
|QP 1105||Mumbai (BOM)||13:55||Bengaluru (BLR)||15:40||Daily||Non-Stop|
|QP 1106||Bengaluru (BLR)||16:20||Mumbai (BOM)||18:00||Daily||Non-Stop|
|QP 1306||Mumbai (BOM||18:40||Bengaluru (BLR)||20:15||Daily||Non-Stop|
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 plans to offer commercial flights starting in the summer of 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.
Akasa Air aircraft slide show: