Newly-launched service Akasa Air is aiming for over 250 flights per week working over 9 home routes by the second week of October, the airline mentioned on Friday because it introduced entry within the highly-competitive Delhi market.
The airline, based by late inventory market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala together with aviation trade veteran Vinay Dube, launched its operations on August 7 with a flight to Ahmedabad from the monetary capital.
Since then, it has expanded the route community to Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru.
The airline, in a press release, mentioned it’s including Delhi as its sixth vacation spot, connecting Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, beginning October 7, with the induction of fifth plane within the fleet.
In addition to, it’ll additionally start a further each day flight on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru route from October 7.
“With our fifth plane coming into operations shortly, we are going to obtain the milestone of 250 flights per week quickly. Other than flights between Delhi and Bengaluru, we additional increase our community between Bengaluru and Ahmedabad by including the second frequency between this route,” mentioned Praveen Iyer, co-founder and chief industrial officer, Akasa Air.
On the launch of flight operations from Delhi, he mentioned, “As Indian air vacationers proceed to return to journey in promising numbers, Delhi has been witnessing important revival in passenger visitors. We sit up for catering to the rising demand and proceed including extra locations on our community.” Akasa mentioned it has been aggressively scaling up operations and can cross 250 flights per week by October 10, 2022, overlaying 9 routes.
Akasa Air’s fleet dimension will probably be 18 plane by the top of March 2023 and over the subsequent 4 years, the airline will add 54 further plane, taking its complete fleet dimension to 72 plane, it said.