India’s newest airline, Akasa Air, today announced Delhi as the sixth destination on its network, adding to its existing network of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai and Mumbai. The newly introduced flights on the Delhi-Bengaluru and Delhi-Ahmedabad routes will commence from October 7, 2022, just within two months of the airline’s commercial commencement. To further enhance connectivity in the existing areas, the airline has also announced additional daily flights on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru route starting from October 07, 2022.
Akasa Air is aggressively scaling its operations and will cross 250 flights per week by October 10, 2022 with a total of nine routes. With a fleet expansion plan that adds a new aircraft every 15 days, the airline will soon put its fifth aircraft into operation.
It will continue to grow its network to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on tier 2 and 3 route connectivity from the metro. 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, bringing its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.
Commenting on the rapid expansion, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “Excited to add our national capital, New Delhi, to our rapidly growing network. Our fifth aircraft will be operational soon. , we will soon achieve the milestone of 250 flights per week. In addition to flights between Delhi and Bengaluru, we further expand our network between Bengaluru and Ahmedabad by adding a second frequency between this route.
In addition, we also announce another new route, Delhi-Ahmedabad-Delhi with very convenient timings, all effective from 7 October. As Indian air travelers continue to return to travel in promising numbers, passenger traffic in Delhi is witnessing significant improvement. We look forward to meeting the growing demand and will continue to add more destinations to our network.”