After successfully taking off on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Bengaluru-Kochi routes, Akasa Air, India’s youngest airline carrier, inaugurated its first flights on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route on Friday, allowing the airline to offer twice-daily flights in both directions.
According to details shared by the airline, it will add one more daily flight on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route beginning August 30, 2022, and another additional flight from September 19, 2022.
Akasa Air Bengaluru-Mumbai Flight Schedule
|Flight No||Departure||Dep. Time||Arrival||Arr. Time||Frequency|
|QP 1104||Bengaluru (BLR)||11:40||Mumbai (BOM)||13:15||Daily|
|QP 1105||Mumbai (BOM)||13:55||Bengaluru (BLR)||15:40||Daily|
|QP 1106||Bengaluru (BLR)||16:20||Mumbai (BOM)||18:00||Daily|
|QP 1306||Mumbai (BOM||18:40||Bengaluru (BLR)||20:15||Daily|
In addition, the airline has added a new route between Bengaluru and Chennai, which will begin on September 10, 2022, to strengthen its pan-India network connectivity.
In keeping with the airline’s vision of gradually expanding its network across India, Akasa Air has already announced flights for six routes in five cities: Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
Commenting on the maiden flight and the new route, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder, and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said;
“We have achieved yet another milestone today with the launch of commercial flights on the Bengaluru – Mumbai route. We believe that strong interconnectivity between these cities is imperative as a catalyst for the rapid progression of our country’s industrial and technological prowess. We are excited to offer connectivity between the two major aviation hubs that rank among the top three busiest airports across the country. Chennai is the fourth city we are connecting with Bengaluru, as we constantly augment this important sector. From September 10 we will offer double-daily flights in each direction on this new route“.
Notably, the airline began commercial operations with two aircrafts and will receive its third plane on August 16, 2022. It plans to add one new aircraft every two weeks to its fleet in order to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on metro to tier 2 and 3 route connectivity.
By the end of March 2023, Akasa Air’s fleet size will be 18 aircraft, and the airline will add 54 additional aircraft over the next four years, bringing its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.