Akasa Air Adds Jeddah as Second International Destination

An Akasa Air Boeing 737-8-200 parked at dusk.
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Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, is experiencing phenomenal growth. The airline has just announced the addition of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as its second international destination.

This further solidifies its global presence alongside its continued domestic expansion. This latest route addition also enhances travel options between India and the Middle East, catering to a diverse range of travelers.

Direct Flights to Jeddah from Key Indian Cities

Starting July 15th, 2024, Akasa Air will bridge the gap between Mumbai, India’s financial capital, and Jeddah with daily direct flights.

To cater to the growing demand, this frequency will be increased to 12 flights per week by July 21st.

The airline will also launch bi-weekly direct flights connecting Ahmedabad, a major industrial center in Gujarat, with Jeddah starting July 20th.

This strategic route expansion offers convenient connections for both business and leisure travelers.

India's Akasa Air Boeing 737 MAX.
Photo Credit: Akasa Air.

Jeddah: A Treasure Trove Awaits

Jeddah, a vibrant city steeped in history and culture, is a perfect choice for Akasa Air’s new route. Renowned for its rich heritage, Jeddah boasts architectural wonders like the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi mosque, a pilgrimage site for Muslims worldwide.

Beyond its historical significance, Jeddah offers a delightful culinary scene, tantalizing visitors with its unique blend of Arabic flavors.

The city’s stunning coastline along the Red Sea promises breathtaking natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.

Additionally, Jeddah’s strategic location has established it as a prominent commercial hub, attracting business travelers seeking new opportunities.

An Akasa Air Boeing 737 parked on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Akasa Air

Leadership Comments

Akasa Air’s leadership team expressed their enthusiasm for the expansion into Jeddah. Neelu Khatri, Co-Founder and SVP International, highlighted the airline’s rapid global growth and the significance of Jeddah’s unique appeal to Indian travelers.

“Jeddah’s distinct cultural heritage and growing prominence as a commercial hub have become increasingly popular amongst Indian travelers,” she said.

Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, emphasized the strategic importance of the new connections.

“Our carefully designed routes linking Jeddah with Mumbai and Ahmedabad will cater to a variety of tourists, fostering bilateral trade and tourism between India and Saudi Arabia,” Iyer explained.

Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, expressed confidence that Akasa’s signature offerings would redefine the travel experience on this route.

“We are confident that travelers will appreciate our industry-leading approach to service and comfort,” Coutinho stated.

India's Akasa Air Boeing 737 MAX.

Signature Travel Experience

Akasa Air is renowned for its commitment to providing a seamless and enjoyable travel experience. Passengers flying on the new Jeddah routes can expect spacious cabins with ample legroom, ensuring a comfortable journey.

For added convenience, in-seat USB charging allows passengers to keep their devices powered throughout the flight. Akasa Air takes inflight dining to new heights with Café Akasa, offering a delectable selection of healthy and flavorful meals.

This includes festive menus and industry-first options like Kombucha, providing a truly gourmet experience in the skies.

To keep passengers entertained, Skyscore by Akasa provides live updates on major sporting events. Akasa Air also prioritizes a restful journey for passengers on select flights with its QuietFlights initiative.

Recognizing the needs of all travelers, Akasa Air offers Braille safety instructions and onboard menu cards for visually impaired passengers.

Akasa Holidays: Gateway to Exploring Jeddah

For those seeking a hassle-free exploration of Jeddah, Akasa Air has partnered with Akasa Holidays. This service offers customizable and affordable holiday packages, catering to various interests and budgets.

Whether you’re interested in historical tours, culinary adventures, or simply relaxing on the beach, Akasa Holidays can create the perfect itinerary for you.

Strong On-Time Performance

Akasa Air’s dedication to on-time performance, operational efficiency, and exceptional customer service has positioned it as a preferred airline in India.

This commitment is reflected in their consistently high passenger load factors exceeding 85% over the past year.

Akasa Air understands that reliability and a seamless travel experience are paramount for passengers, and they consistently strive to deliver on that promise.

Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has served over 8 million passengers and boasts a network of 24 destinations spanning across India and the Middle East. The addition of Jeddah marks another significant milestone in the airline’s journey.

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