Akasa Air All Set To Launch Daily Flights Between Bengaluru And Port Blair

Last Updated: November 24, 2023, 15:00 IST

Akasa Air All Set To Launch Daily Flights Between Bengaluru And Port Blair. (Photo: Akasa Air)

Launched in August 2022, airline completed its 1st year of operations in August. It connects 16 cities across India with a fleet of 20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

The newest and private Indian carrier, Akasa Air, is all set to fly internationally.

The airline has recently announced plans to launch daily flight services between Bengaluru and Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

This initiative will take place from December 15 onwards, and the flight will transit through Chennai. With this announcement, Port Blair becomes Akasa Air’s 17th domestic destination on the airline’s list.

The company further stated that there will be no change in the flight to Chennai. This additional flight will help boost connectivity between the two major metropolitan cities and the tourist hub.

It is to be noted by the travel enthusiasts that flight number QP 1485 has been allocated to fly from Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 6 am and arrive in Chennai at around 7:05 AM. Then, it will depart from Chennai at 7:45 am and reach Port Blair at 9:55 AM.

Furthermore, flight number QP 1486 will then depart from Port Blair at 10:35 am and reach Chennai at 1 pm. It will then take off for Bengaluru city at 1:35 pm and reach at 2:50 pm.

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Akasa Air, Praveen Iyer, stated that the initiation of operations in the Andamans is just another milestone towards their continuous efforts in network expansion. Port Blair offers breath-taking natural beauty and is a popular and attractive tourist destination with strong air travel demand.

They are certain that their reliable service, warm and efficient customer experience, and affordable fares will encourage more people to visit and explore the island.

The press release stated, “The tropical island of Port Blair is a popular tourist destination. Akasa Air’s foray into the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a testament to the airline’s commitment to strengthening its operations across the country. This will also provide travellers with more options to connect between cities and fly to an increasing number of destinations.”

Launched in August 2022, the airline completed its first year of operations in August. It connects 16 cities across India, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Varanasi, Goa, Chennai, Kochi, Bagdogra, and Bhubaneswar.

According to its chief, Vinay Dube, the government has approved Akasa Air to operate flights to Riyadh, Jeddah, Doha, and Kuwait. This means that the airline is expected to start international services soon enough. Currently, the airline has a fleet of 20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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