Akasa Air announced on 20 October that Goa has been added as the airline’s 12th destination. The airline will operate two flights per day from Goa to Mumbai and two flights per day from Goa to Bengaluru, with three flights per day starting from 1 February 2023.
According to Akasa Air, this improved connectivity between commercial cities and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations will contribute to accelerating economic growth and expanding the tourism industry. The airline announced a total of 18 routes across 12 cities, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow and Goa. By the end of December 2022, the airline expects to have more than 500 weekly flights.
Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are delighted to announce our 12th destination, Goa, with flights from New Goa Manohar International Airport (Mopa), one of the most recent airports to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 11, 2022. We are really excited to connect Goa with two of our strong metro cities in the south and west, Bengaluru and Mumbai. We launched Goa with five daily departures connecting Bengaluru and Mumbai.”
“The city of beaches, Goa, has played a significant role in putting Indian tourism on the global map and is one of the most popular tourist destinations within India, all year round. It has also emerged as a manufacturing base for many leading companies, which constantly require greater connectivity to metropolitan cities. It will enable us Starting this path of enhancing connectivity between these cities while offering our warm and efficient service to our passengers, our city-based operations will cater to both business and leisure travelers looking for convenient and affordable flight options.”
Akasa Air, which started operations in August 2022, has gradually expanded its scale of operations and received 10 aircraft carrying more than 5 passengers in less than six months. By the end of March 2023, Akasa Air’s fleet size will be 18 aircraft, and over the next four years, the airline will add another 54 aircraft, bringing its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.