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India's newest airline aims to operate more than 150 weekly flights

Akasa Air started operations two weeks ago and plans to fly more than 150 weekly flights by the end of September.

Co-founding The airline, offered by one of India’s top stock market investors, the late Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, is the country’s newest airline. It flies on three routes Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Bangalore-Kochi and Bangalore-Mumbai.

It operates two daily flights in each direction on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route. But it will add another flight to the route on August 30 and September 19.

“…strengthening its pan-India network connectivity, the airline has also added a new route between Bengaluru and Chennai commencing 10 September 2022 ,” the airline said in an Aug. 19 press release.

Akasa Air has ambitious expansion plans

Akasa Air takes off with two planes and takes delivery on August 16 the third one. It plans to add a new plane to its stables every two weeks to build a strong pan-India presence.

By March 2023, its fleet will consist of 18 aircraft. Over the next five years, it aims to add 54 aircraft, bringing its total fleet size to 72.

“Akasa Air is a well-capitalized airline with the financial strength to bring in 72 aircraft over the next five years. In fact, our financial platform is strong enough to allow Akasa Place an order within the next 18 months, which will be much larger than our first. In short, our growth is safe,” said Vinay Dube, Akasa Air CEO and co-founder. Dube) said.

The airline’s focus will be on metro connections to tier 2 and tier 3 cities.



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