Further expanding its operations from Chennai, the airline will start one additional daily flight from September 15 on the Chennai-Mumbai route and will add another daily flight on the Chennai-Bengaluru route from September 26. The airline has also added a new route between Chennai and Kochi, which will commence from September 26.
The airline started its commercial operations with two aircraft and has subsequently received four aircraft till now. It will continue to grow its fleet with a focus on key cities and metro to tier-2 and 3 route connectivity. Akasa Air’s fleet size will reportedly 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. Akasa Air, which was backed by stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala who passed away on August 14, launched commercial operations in August with two Boeing 737 Max aircrafts, operating flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Jhunjhunwala had teamed up with ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube and former IndiGo head Aditya Ghosh to launch Akasa Air.
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