LONDON – Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, has marked its arrival into the state of Telangana with the launch of its 13th destination, Hyderabad as part of its rapidly expanding network.
The airline will operate daily flights between Hyderabad – Bengaluru and Hyderabad – Goa starting today, 25 January 2023 with its first flight QP1415 scheduled to land at 1125hrs IST at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA).
Starting from February 15, 2023, two additional Hyderabad-Bengaluru frequencies will then be added, taking the daily departures to four ex-Hyderabad.
As a preferred aviation transit hub, Hyderabad offers convenient proximity to a wide base of travellers. Akasa Air’s entry in the metro city paves the way to enable newer growth trajectories in shaping the economic growth of the city.
Akasa Air statements
Commenting on the start of operations, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder, and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said, “Commencing operations from Hyderabad, our 13th destination with daily flights to Goa and Bengaluru further strengthens our presence in southern India.”
“A hub for major industries, the city is not only the perfect gateway to the growing demand for business but is also a popular destination for leisure travel. We are pleased with the pace at which we are growing and connecting cities across India.”
Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are happy to bring the Akasa experience to Hyderabad and promise to be the most dependable airline flying experience.”
“Underscored by our unique combination of warm & efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares which will delight customers and bring a refreshing change to air travel.”
“As we connect cities, people, and cultures, we look forward to creating and delivering memorable travel experiences to our valued customers.”
Operations since August 2022 launch
Since the airline’s official launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has been rapidly scaling up its operations and with the commencement of the Hyderabad fights, the airline will cross the milestone of over 575 weekly flights.
The carrier will operate on a total of 21 announced routes across 14 cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, and Varanasi.
The airline has intimated that it will continue to grow its network to establish a strong pan-India presence focusing on metro to tier 2 & 3 route connectivity, supported by a fleet expansion plan that adds a 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.
Having only launched its first commercial service on 7 August 2022, Akasa Air has now 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.