Akasa Air To Enter International Market; Set To Launch Flights To Middle East & Singapore

by Deeplata Garde
Akasa Air To Enter International Market; Set To Launch Flights To Middle East & Singapore

Akasa Air has been scaling new heights in the domestic market. And now it has been announced that the airline is ready for an international foray. By the end of 2023, you might witness Akasa Air Flights taking international routes.

Middle East & Singapore Will Be The Initial Routes

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After beginning operations in 2022, the Indian low-cost airline Akasa Air intends to begin operating internationally by the end of the year. With the delivery of its 20th aircraft, Akasa Air will have satisfied a crucial condition for starting overseas operations in accordance with DGCA regulations.

Vinay Dube, the airline’s CEO, further affirms the company’s plans to order a vast number of aircraft by year’s end.

Chief commercial officer Praveen Iyer, Akasa Air is expecting to begin flying internationally by the end of 2023. Akasa Air is considering Singapore, the Middle East, and the Gulf area, including Dammam, Qatar, and Oman, as potential destinations for the international market.

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Akasa Air To Stay Near Indian Boundaries

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We are yet to hear confirmed international locations from the carrier. But for now, we know when the carrier is ready, it will be simple to go to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The flights will mostly fly from Mumbai, Bangalore and even Delhi.

The carrier has chosen not to provide comprehensive plans of its foreign routes, mostly due to regulatory permits and route restrictions.

The air carrier has an expanding Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet. With an aircraft inventory of 19 planes, it now operates 110 domestic flights per day between 17 cities.
The carrier has 700 flights each week between 17 cities, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Visakhapatnam, Goa, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, Bagdogra, Kolkata, and Varanasi.

The airline expects its fleet of narrow-body Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to start operating point-to-point worldwide flights from India in less than six hours.

According to Dube, the fleet of Akasa would increase to 28 aircraft by March 2024. The carrier purchased 72 Max 8s during the 2021 Dubai Air Show. The delivery will last until 2027.

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