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Painting the Indian Skies Orange and Purple

Akasa Air Boeing 737MAX holding short of the runway. Photo Credits: Sanskar Nawani (Instagram: indian_aviation_)

Akasa Air, one of India’s leading airlines, recently announced its expansion plans with the addition of two new destinations to its flight network. The airline will now operate daily flights to Bengaluru and Guwahati from Kolkata, marking a significant milestone for Akasa Air as Kolkata becomes its 17th destination. This strategic move aims to cater to the growing demand for air travel and provide convenient connectivity options for passengers traveling between these major cities

With Kolkata added to its route, Akasa Air now has a presence in the 4 major metro cities of India, namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.

The airline offers daily flights to Bengaluru and Guwahati from Kolkata.

By introducing daily flights to Bengaluru and Guwahati, Akasa Air is set to enhance connectivity between these important business and cultural hubs. Passengers traveling from Kolkata can now enjoy convenient and reliable air travel options to reach Bengaluru, the bustling IT capital of India, and Guwahati, the gateway to the enchanting northeastern region. This move not only benefits travelers but also boosts economic and tourism opportunities for all three cities involved.

The route to Bengaluru offers an ever-present demand to the center of India’s high-tech industry. The South Indian city is a melting pot of diversity and attracts people from around the country, especially the younger demographic of people, owing to the job opportunities and career-advancing environment. As an added bonus, the city boasts a very active and famous nightlife. The introduction of Akasa Air’s daily flights provides a significant advantage for business travelers, entrepreneurs, and tourists looking to explore the city’s rich offerings.

The route to Guwahati, the hub of activity in the northeastern part of the country, adds credibility to the growing and present traffic between the two cities.

This expansion highlights the airline’s commitment to expanding its operations and providing enhanced travel options for passengers across the country. Kolkata, known for its rich history, artistic heritage, and delectable cuisine, has now become an integral part of Akasa Air’s growing network. Additionally, this presence in the Eastern part of the country could prove more beneficial if the airline opts to commence operations to South-East Asian destinations like Malaysia, Singapore, Bali, Vietnam, etc.

Akasa Air operates an all Boeing 737 MAX fleet with 19 planes crisscrossing the skies of the Indian subcontinent donning the eye-catching orange and purple livery.

The ULCC had and has been the topic of immense attention in the country’s aviation industry and general public owing to its star-studded and immensely experienced management. Notable among them are Vinay Dube, Co-Founder and CEO, he has valuable experience and insight into the Indian and global aviation industry having held leadership positions at American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Jet Airways, and GoAir (now Go First).

Another notable leadership figure of Akasa Air is Aditya Ghosh, who co-founded Akasa Air along with Vinay Dube. Ghosh has extensive insight and experience in the Indian aviation sector owing to his prior experience as President and whole-time Director at IndiGo, India’s largest airline.
The airline commenced operations with the financial backing of one of India’s most revered and successful stock traders and investors, the Late Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. The billionaire investor initially held a 40% stake in the airline by investing US$ 400 million. Before his demise in August 2022, he increased his stake in the airline to 46%.

By expanding its network and enhancing connectivity, Akasa Air aims to provide seamless travel experiences for business and leisure travelers alike. With Kolkata becoming its 17th destination, the airline continues to strengthen its position in the Indian aviation industry and contribute to the growth and development of air travel in the country.


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