India’s Akasa Air Grows Network To Eight Cities
Indian startup Akasa Air said Agartala (IXA) and Guwahati (GAU) will be added to its fast-growing all-domestic network, bringing to eight the number of cities it will serve.
Akasa earlier this month confirmed that Delhi (DEL) would be the sixth destination in its network with 2X-daily DEL-Bengaluru (BLR) service launching Oct. 7. The carrier will also serve Ahmedabad (AMD) from DEL.
Meanwhile, the airline will start a daily BLR-GAU-IXA routing from Oct. 21. All Akasa flights are operated with Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
“Agartala is one of the fastest growing cities in [eastern India] and we are pleased to enhance air connectivity to provide a boost to the immense potential of the region's aviation, industrial and tourism prospects,” Akasa co-founder and CCO Praveen Iyer said in a statement.
The airline said it is nearing operating 300 weekly flights.
Akasa is slated to have a fleet of 18 737 MAX aircraft by the end of March 2023. It plans to grow its fleet to 72 aircraft by 2027.