The Rakesh Jhumjhunwala-owned Akasa Air made its first flight today on the 7th of August from Mumbai to Ahmadabad.
The flight was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Minister of State Gen (retd) V K Singh.
Akasa made its first flight with Boeing 737 Max 8 taking off from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
The airline opened ticket bookings on 22 July for its first flights between Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Kochi. The airline will have 28 weekly flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and will initiate flight operations between Bengaluru and Kochi on the 13th with additional 28 weekly flights and will use ‘QP’ as its airline code
“We are extremely excited to finally be able to offer up our flights for sale. We are also excited to reveal our product which promises to be unlike anything experienced in the category thus far. With Akasa employees providing warm and efficient customer service, a reliable and dependable network, and affordable fares – we look forward to serving our customers with a flying experience that I am sure they will find delightful”, Vinay Dube, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Akasa Air, had said.
Praveen Iyer, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer said, “Akasa Air’s network strategy is focused on establishing a strong pan-India presence and providing linkages from metro to tier 2 and tier 3 cities across the country.”
Akasa received the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) earlier in July. The grant of the AOC is the final step of a comprehensive process laid down by the DGCA.