Delhi News Desk!!! While Akasa Air has already placed orders for 72 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the low-cost airline plans to place orders for over 100 aircraft in the coming years. Akasaka Air has completed six months of operation, and with the delivery of one aircraft every 15 days, the airline has reached a fleet size of 17 aircraft and carried over one million passengers since its launch in August 2022. Have traveled Akasa Air is expanding its network across the country in a phased manner with a commitment to make travel accessible in India through the introduction of routes in Tier 2 and 3 cities. The company recently received its 17th aircraft and will have a fleet of 18 by the end of March. Over the next four years, the airline will add 54 additional aircraft, taking its total fleet size to 72.
Without disclosing the exact numbers, Vinay Dubey, founder and chief executive officer of Akasa Air, said that by the end of the year, the airline will place a huge order for planes, taking the fleet size to three digits. We will continue to strengthen our network and service offerings and provide an unmatched travel experience to our passengers. Bengaluru being our first home is special in many ways, and we take pride in the growing connectivity that we are able to offer from the city. As we plan our next phase of expansion to meet India’s growing travel demands, both domestic and international, we remain committed to our focus on connecting people, cultures and cities that will Underpinned by our warm, efficient and inclusive customer service.
Six months into operations, the airline is operating over 700 weekly flights to 14 domestic destinations including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Agartala, Goa, Vizag, Pune, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Varanasi. With 36 daily flights from Bengaluru, Akasa Air is the third largest domestic carrier in the city. The airline has served a total of 0.5 million passengers to and from the city, contributing 70 percent of the total number of passengers on its network to date. With the growing demand for air travel from Bengaluru, the airline has significantly expanded its operations from the city, currently connecting with daily flights to 12 destinations across the country.