Akasa Air Opens Ticket Sales, Flights To Begin on 7 August: All You Need To Know

The carrier will launch commercial operations with two 737 Max aircraft.

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New airline Akasa Air on Friday, 22 July, said it will launch commercial flight operations on 7 August by operating its first service on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route using Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

The carrier 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.

Here's all you need to know about the airline, its routes, and fares.

What Are the Routes

In a statement, the carrier said it has opened ticket sales on 28 weekly flights it will be operating on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route from 7 August, as well as on 28 weekly flights it will operating on Bengaluru-Kochi route from 13 August.


What Are the Fares?

The lowest fare on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route is Rs 3,948 and it will take 1 hour 20 minutes to connect both the cities. Meanwhile, the lowest fare on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai route on the Akasa Air flight will be from Rs 3,906, according to LiveMint.

The Bengaluru-Kochi flight will have a fare of Rs 3,483 and a flight duration of 1 hour 15 minutes. The return flight fare from Kochi to Bengaluru will be Rs 3,282.

What Are the New Features?

Inside the brand-new aircraft, flyers will find softer seat cushions, spacious leg room, and USB ports for each passenger. The fresh and relaxed cabin environment will provide a sense of spaciousness, enhanced with the Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls, window reveals, and mood lighting.

According to the airline's website, "Akasa Air’s signature service is designed to deliver a warm and efficient experience, brought to life by its employees, across all touchpoints."

It added that employees on ground, as well as our Akasa Care officers at the Akasa Care Centre, will augment this experience and will be ready to assist and guide our customers for all their needs.

Praveen Iyer, co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “We kick-start operations with flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, with the brand-new Boeing 737 Max aircraft."

"We will adopt a phased approach to support our network expansion plans, progressively connecting more cities, as we add two aircraft to our fleet each month, in our first year," he added.

The carrier had, on 7 July, received its air operator certificate (AOC) from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

With the DGCA giving its green light to Max planes in August 2021, Akasa Air signed a deal with Boeing on 26 November last year to purchase 72 Max aircraft.

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