Akasa Air Goes International With Doha Inauguration

An Akasa Air Boeing 737 parked at Hamad International Airport.
Photo Credit: Hamad International Airport

Indian carrier Akasa Air commenced operations to Doha, the capital of Qatar, last week. Services will now operate from India’s financial capital Mumbai with four non-stop flights a week.

The inaugural flight on 28th March 2024 departed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai at 1745hrs IST. This marks the beginning of international operations for the airline.

Doha: International Operations Commence

Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, has set a new standard for speed by launching international operations in just 19 months.

This exciting development brings seamless connectivity between Mumbai, India’s financial capital, and Doha, the vibrant capital of Qatar.

The new service operates with four convenient non-stop flights a week, making travel between the two destinations a breeze.

This route marks the beginning of Akasa Air’s international expansion, aiming to enhance trade and tourism opportunities between India and Qatar.

Celebrating a Milestone

A special ceremony commemorated the inaugural flight’s departure from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai.

Akasa Air’s executive committee members, including Neelu Khatri, Ankur Goel, Belson Coutinho, and Bhavin Joshi, were joined by esteemed guests from Mumbai International Airport Limited for the lamp-lighting ceremony.

The first passenger on the inaugural flight received a commemorative boarding pass. Following this, an all-women operating crew, consisting of two pilots and five cabin crew members, performed a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony.

This launch opens doors for travelers from other Indian cities like Ahmedabad, Goa, Varanasi, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Kochi, and Delhi. Akasa Air’s convenient flight schedule allows for easy connections via Mumbai to Doha.

For those seeking a complete travel experience, Akasa Holidays offers customizable and affordable holiday packages to explore Doha.

Further Expansion on the Horizon

Akasa Air’s international ambitions don’t just stop at Doha. The airline has also secured traffic rights for three additional international destinations: Kuwait, Jeddah, and Riyadh.

This rapid expansion plan promises to bring Akasa Air’s brand of affordable luxury and reliable service to the world stage in the coming months.

Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has served over 7.75 million passengers. Their domestic network currently spans 21 cities across India, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Doha.

The airline operates a fleet of 24 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbody aircraft, renowned for their fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.

This commitment to environmental responsibility aligns with Akasa Air’s promise of having the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies.

An Akasa Air Boeing 737-8-200 parked at dusk.
Photo Credit: Akasa Air

The Akasa Way: Warmth, Efficiency, Affordability

Akasa Air stands out for its unwavering commitment to providing warm and efficient customer service, reliable operations, and of course, affordable fares.

This people-centric philosophy, combined with a youthful spirit and innovative technology, defines the Akasa Way of flying.

Akasa Air’s foray into international skies marks a significant milestone for the airline. With a clear vision for sustained growth and a substantial order for 226 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the airline is poised to become a major player in the global aviation industry.

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