New Delhi, November 2 (SocialNews.XYZ) Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, on Wednesday announced the addition of Pune to its network with a direct connection from Bengaluru from 23 November.
Pune is the ninth destination in the Akasa Air network and its second city in Maharashtra after Mumbai. The newly commencing dual daily flights on the Bengaluru-Pune route will start with its first frequency on November 23, and the second frequency will be added from November 26 onwards.
Witnessing the increasing demand, the airline is also working to increase connectivity between Bengaluru and Mumbai. From November 23, the sixth and seventh frequency will start on this popular route, making a total of up to seven daily journey options between the two metros.
Akasa will now offer 20 daily flights from Bengaluru connecting seven cities: Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, Guwahati and Pune. Akasa Air is gradually expanding its operations and expects to cross approximately 58 daily flights by the end of November 2022.
Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said: “We are delighted to add Pune to our rapidly expanding network as our second destination in Maharashtra. Connecting two of India’s most important IT hubs – Pune & Bengaluru, we will not Not only offering enhanced connectivity and options, it will also provide the signature experience of Akasa Air through our dependable, warm and efficient service along with affordable rates. The high-capacity Bengaluru-Mumbai route, where we cross 20 daily flights from Bengaluru connected across seven destinations.”
Akasa Air is gradually expanding its operations with a total of 13 routes across nine cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala and Pune. It will continue to develop its network to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on metro connectivity to Level 2 and 3, using a fleet expansion plan that adds one new aircraft every 15 days.
Akasa Air’s fleet size will be 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023 and over the next four years, the company will add an additional 54 aircraft, bringing its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.