On September 10, 2022, Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, launched its first flight from Chennai, the fifth destination in its network. As a result, the airline was able to launch twice-daily service between Chennai and Bengaluru. As part of the continued growth of its operations out of Chennai, the airline will start one more daily flight on the Mumbai-Chennai route on September 15, 2022, and will add one more daily flight on the Bengaluru-Chennai route on September 26, 2022.
The airline added a new route between Chennai and Kochi that will start operating on September 26, 2022, increasing the connectivity of its pan-India network. The airline’s plan to steadily expand its network across India is commensurate with the fast expansion of cities, routes, and frequencies.
Praveen Iyer, co-founder and chief commercial officer of Akasa Air, commented on the first flight and the new route, saying, “We have accomplished yet another milestone today with the introduction of commercial flights from Chennai, which is the fifth city in our network. We will begin operating twice-daily flights on this new route as of right now.
“Starting on September 15, we will enhance our network from Chennai by establishing a connection to Mumbai, India’s financial centre. With the launch of the Chennai-Kochi route on September 26th, we will further improve our connection from Chennai. Increased capacity in these important priority locations combined with low prices will provide our clients a wide range of alternatives when booking their journey. We are excited to expand our network in order to fulfil our pledge to gradually include additional cities along with new sectors, the speaker continued.
The airline got two aircraft when it first began its commercial operations, and four aircraft have since been added. In order to create a strong pan-Indian presence with an emphasis on important cities and metro to tier 2 and tier 3 route connections, it will continue to expand its fleet. By the end of March 2023, Akasa Air’s fleet size will be 18 aircraft, and over the following four years, the airline will add another 54 aircraft, bringing its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.