With the opening of Goa’s new Manohar International Airport at Mopa, Akasa Air has launched its operations in Goa and will have double daily flights from Goa to Mumbai, and from Goa to Bengaluru from January 11, 2023.
After February 1, 2023, the airline is expected to increase their frequency from Goa to Bengaluru by adding an additional flight each day.
Akasa Air flight QP1392 on the Bengaluru-Goa route landed at 1000 hrs IST at the Manohar International Airport (Mopa) on January 11, 2023.
Speaking on the occasion, co-Founder and chief commercial officer of Akasa Air Praveen Iyer said, “We are pleased to take off from our 12th destination within five months of our commercial launch. To strengthen our domestic connectivity, we are delighted to be able to connect the city of beaches with Mumbai and Bengaluru."
EXPAND ITS NETWORK
He further added that they are constantly expanding their network with an aircraft arriving every 15 days to fulfil their goal of developing a strong pan-India presence.
Co-founder and chief marketing & experience officer of Akasa Air Belson Coutinho said, “We are delighted to bring the Akasa experience to Goa and Team Akasa is looking forward to delivering our promise of being a dependable airline focused on delivering warm, efficient and reliable service. "
ADDING TO AKASA AIR'S FLEET
Since its launch, Akasa Air has been progressively scaling up its operations and by January-end expects to cross over 500 weekly flights on a total of 20 routes across 13 cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Goa and Hyderabad.
The airline is working on the 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.