Akasa Air, India’s youngest airline, is spreading its wings to the holy city of Ayodhya, commencing daily flights from February 15th, 2024.
This move marks a significant step in enhancing connectivity for pilgrims and travellers, bridging the gap between Ayodhya and the bustling hubs of Pune and Delhi.
Connecting Ayodhya to Two Major Hubs
“The city of Ayodhya holds immense spiritual, religious, and cultural significance,” stated Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Akasa Air.
“By connecting it to Delhi and Pune, we aim to provide ease of access while bolstering economic growth, trade, and regional development.”
Convenient Flight Timings for Daytime Travel
Passengers can look forward to convenient flight timings, catering to daytime travel during peak hours. Akasa Air flight QP 1607 will depart Pune at 8:50 AM, reaching Delhi at 10:55 AM.
After a brief stopover, the flight will take off again from Delhi at 11:35 AM and land in Ayodhya at 12:55 PM. The return leg, Akasa Air QP 1608, will depart Ayodhya at 1:35 PM, arriving in Delhi at 3:05 PM and concluding the trip in Pune at 5:50 PM.
Ayodhya Gears Up for Increased Pilgrim Flow
Anticipating a surge in visitors, the Uttar Pradesh government is also implementing several initiatives to improve connectivity.
Helicopter services are set to begin by the end of January, connecting Ayodhya with Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Mathura, and Agra. Fares range from Rs. 3,539 for a 15-minute aerial darshan of Ayodhya to Rs. 35,399 for a 135-minute flight from Mathura or Agra.
|Fare (Per Person)
|Gorakhpur to Ayodhya
|Mathura and Agra
Akasa Air’s Expansion Reflects Growing Domestic Travel
This launch marks the 18th destination for Akasa Air, showcasing the airline’s rapid growth since its debut in August 2022. The increased flight options to Ayodhya cater not only to religious tourism but also cater to the growing demand for domestic travel within India.
Akasa Air’s expansion to Ayodhya signifies a promising future for both the airline and the holy city. With convenient flight timings, competitive fares, and additional initiatives like helicopter services, pilgrims and travellers alike can now access Ayodhya with greater ease and comfort.