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Akasa Air adds Lucknow as the eleventh destination on its network

Akasa Air, announced its entry into Uttar Pradesh with the addition of Lucknow as the eleventh destination to join the airline’s fast-growing network. The airline will be offering daily flights on the Lucknow-Bengaluru route and Lucknow-Mumbai route, starting from December 25, 2022.

In line with its vision of establishing a strong pan-India presence focusing on the metro to tier 2 & 3 route connectivity, the airline is also enhancing connectivity between Bengaluru and Kochi by adding a third daily frequency on the route starting December 29, 2022. With this development, the airline will operate 26 daily flight departures from Bengaluru.

Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “As India’s fastest growing airline we are pleased to launch our 11th destination Lucknow with daily flights connecting Lucknow-Bengaluru and Lucknow-Mumbai starting December 25, 2022. Lucknow is renowned for its rich culture, architecture, and cuisine while being an established textile and an emerging automobile hub. Connecting this state capital with the key centres of Mumbai and Bengaluru is another extension of our efforts to boost the country’s economy by strengthening its important transportation linkages and is in line with our objective to add new flights every 2-3 weeks. In addition to this, we are augmenting our presence on the Bengaluru-Kochi route by adding a frequency in the evening, in response to the strong demand for flights connecting the two cities.”

Akasa Air, which commenced operations in August, has been progressively scaling up its operations and by December end expects to cross over 500 weekly flights on a total of sixteen routes across eleven cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, and Lucknow. It will continue to grow its network to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on metro to tier 2 & 3 route connectivity, 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 airline will add 54 additional aircraft, taking its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.

Bookings for flights on Akasa Air are available on its website – www.akasaair.com, Android & IOS app as well as through travel agents and several OTAs across the country.

Flt. Number From City (Airport) Dep. Time To City (Airport) Arr. Time Operating Days Non-Stop / Connecting  
Commences December 25, 2022
QP 1360 Bengaluru 07:40 Lucknow 10:15 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1122 Lucknow 11:00 Mumbai 13:05 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1123 Mumbai 13:50 Lucknow 15:50 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1361 Lucknow 16:30 Bengaluru 19:05 Daily Non-Stop
Commences December 29, 2022
QP 1368 Bengaluru 20:00 Kochi 21:05 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1369 Kochi 21:45 Bengaluru 22:45 Daily Non-Stop

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