Akasa Air has added Varanasi as its latest destination in its expanding flight network. In addition, the city is now the fourteenth destination on India’s latest airline network. In addition, this is the airline’s second new location in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which will improve connectivity with daily flights from Varanasi and Lucknow to major cities across India. On February 18, 2023, the inaugural flight will depart from Bengaluru at 12:30 and land in Varanasi at 15:00. The airline will boost frequency and start daily flights between Varanasi, Bangalore and Goa on March 1, 2023.
It is to be noted that the airline is working on expanding its network to build a strong pan-India presence with a focus on connecting metro areas to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. The effort will be aided by fleet expansion plans that require a new aircraft to be inducted every 15 days.
This growth in network goes hand in hand with the expansion of the airline’s fleet. By the end of March 2023, Akasaka Air’s fleet will increase to 18 aircraft, which currently stands at 14, and over the next four years, the airline will add 54 more aircraft, taking its total fleet to 72 aircraft.
Commenting on the destination launch, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “The commencement of daily flight operations to Varanasi will definitely increase the number of passengers in the city, providing easy travel connectivity to major metros . destination with our distinctive warmth and efficient service at the most affordable fares. A popular choice for spiritual, and cultural events and activities, and with the ongoing implementation of several developmental changes to make Varanasi future-ready, we are delighted to have the city home to Akasa Air, India’s fastest growing air transport network. Are.
Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has carried over 1 million revenue passengers and served over 600 customers with an announced network of 23 unique routes connecting 14 cities such as Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi Has crossed the milestone of operating weekly flights. , Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad and Varanasi.