Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air has opened bookings for flights between Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi from July 22.
With the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) giving its green light to Boeing’s 737 Max planes in August 2021, Akasa Air signed a deal with Boeing in November 2021 to purchase 72 Max aircraft.
Akasa Air will launch commercial operations with two 737 Max aircraft. Boeing has delivered one Max plane and the second one’s delivery is scheduled to take place later this month.
Belson Coutinho, Co-founder and Chief Marketing and Experiences Officer, Akasa Air said, “We want to be a compassionate airline with a focus on being dependable, warm, efficient, and reliable. We will provide our passengers with category-first product choices and a happy travel experience which is tech-forward, inclusive, environmentally progressive – all in the Akasa way”.
Flyers can expect comfortable seating, spacious leg room and USB connectivity for their gadgets.
Akasa Air will also be provinding meals through their on-board dining service ‘Café Akasa’ with menus inspired by Indian cuisines and celebrations as well as international cuisine.
Vinay Dube, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Akasa Air said, ‘We are extremely excited to finally be able to offer up our flights for sale. We are also excited to reveal our product which promises to be unlike anything experienced in the category thus far. With Akasa employees providing warm and efficient customer service, a reliable and dependable network, and affordable fares – we look forward to serving our customers with a flying experience that I am sure they will find delightful.’
Akasa Air Fares
The airline will operate a daily flight between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, that will take off from Mumbai at 1405 IST. The return flight will be operated at 1605 IST from Ahmedabad.
The tickets for the flight from Mumbai start at INR 3,948, while the one from Ahmedabad starts at INR 5,008.
Similarly, the airline will operate two daily flights from Bengaluru to Kochi at 0715 IST and 1100 IST, tickets for which start at INR 3,483.
The return flights from Kochi will be operated at 0905 IST and 1310 IST, whose ticket prices start at INR 3,282.
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