Akasa Air announces Srinagar as 20th destination in its network, ET TravelWorld


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The domestic carrier, Akasa Air has announced the addition of Srinagar as the 20th destination to its expanding network.

Starting March 1 2024, the airline will operate daily flights between Mumbai and Srinagar catering to the growing air travel demand between these two cities. This expansion is a significant milestone for the airline as it marks the entry into the state of Jammu and Kashmir, strengthening its domestic presence in the northern part of the country. Travellers can book flights starting February 2, 2024, on Akasa Air’s website, Android and iOS app or through multiple leading OTAs.

Srinagar has witnessed a consistent increase in travel demand over the past years. The launch of operations on the route will cater to a blend of business and leisure travellers and will bolster connectivity, trade, and tourism in the region.

With this launch, Akasa Air seamlessly connects Mumbai to 13 cities across India. “Known for its picturesque mountains and enchanting valleys, Srinagar has witnessed an uptick in domestic and international tourism and our flight launch will further boost economic activity in the region. Akasa Air is in growth mode and has achieved a milestone of adding 20 destinations to our network in just 17 months of operations, becoming the fastest-growing airline in the history of Indian aviation,” stated Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air.

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Commenting on the launch, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience officer, Akasa Air said, “We are super excited to bring the Akasa experience to Srinagar, a city with immense tourism and commercial significance as we expand and strengthen our footprint across the country. Since inception, our industry-leading and customer friendly products and services such as Pets on Akasa and the popular Café Akasa menu backed by our signature Akasa experience have made a positive impact while creating a warm, friendly and inclusive travel experience. As we rapidly expand our network, we look forward to hosting an increasing number of travellers and providing them with a memorable experience.” Akasa Air has introduced multiple quality products and differentiated services to ensure inclusive, warm and comfortable flying experience. The brand-new aircraft provide ample legroom and high comfort and come with USB ports in a majority of aircraft, allowing passengers to charge their gadgets and devices on the go. There are other notable services like Cafe Akasa and Pets on Akasa.

In addition, Akasa Air has introduced its safety instruction card and onboard menu card in Braille for persons with visual impairment.

Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has served over 6.3 million passengers and connects with 20 cities across India, namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, and Srinagar.

  • Published On Feb 7, 2024 at 02:40 PM IST

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