Mumbai. 06 December 2022. Akasa Air, India’s youngest airline, today announced its
entry into Uttar Pradesh with the addition of Lucknow as the eleventh destination to join the
airline’s fast-growing network. The airline will be offering daily flights on the Lucknow-
Bengaluru route and Lucknow-Mumbai route, starting from December 25, 2022.
In line with its vision of establishing a strong pan-India presence focusing on the metro to tier
2 & 3 route connectivity, the airline is also enhancing connectivity between Bengaluru and
Kochi by adding a third daily frequency on the route starting December 29, 2022. With this
development, the airline will operate 26 daily flight departures from Bengaluru.
Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial
Officer, Akasa Air, said, “As India’s fastest growing airline we are pleased to launch our 11th
destination Lucknow with daily flights connecting Lucknow-Bengaluru and Lucknow-
Mumbai starting December 25, 2022. Lucknow is renowned for its rich culture, architecture,
and cuisine while being an established textile and an emerging automobile hub. Connecting
this state capital with the key centres of Mumbai and Bengaluru is another extension of our
efforts to boost the country’s economy by strengthening its important transportation linkages
and is in line with our objective to add new flights every 2-3 weeks. In addition to this, we
are augmenting our presence on the Bengaluru-Kochi route by adding a frequency in the
evening, in response to the strong demand for flights connecting the two cities.”
Akasa Air, which commenced operations in August, has been progressively scaling up its
operations and by December end expects to cross over 500 weekly flights on a total of sixteen
routes across eleven cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi,
Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, and Lucknow. It will continue to grow its
network to establish a strong pan-India presence with a focus on 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.
Bookings for flights on Akasa Air are available on its website, Android & IOS app as well as
through travel agents and several OTAs across the country.