• Launches daily direct flights connecting Gorakhpur with Delhi and Bengaluru
  • Now seamlessly connecting five major cities from Uttar Pradesh across India with over 80 weekly departures

New Delhi. 30 May 2024: Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, commenced operations from Gorakhpur, providing daily direct connectivity to and from Delhi and Bengaluru. The inaugural flight on 29th May 2024 departed from Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport at 14:45hrs, arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport at 16:00hrs. The new route strengthens Akasa Air’s presence in Uttar Pradesh, catering to the growing demand for air travel in the region. Akasa Air is also the only airline that offers daily flights between Gorakhpur and Bengaluru, and the launch underscores the airline’s commitment of seamlessly connecting metro and non-metro cities across the country.

Gorakhpur, a city steeped in history and culture, is rapidly transforming into an economic hub. With its strategic location and improving infrastructure the city is emerging as an attractive destination for a variety of tourists. Daily direct connectivity with two key metro cities – Delhi and Bengaluru will provide enhanced and affordable options for air travel on these routes and will support economic development in the region. Since its inception, Akasa Air has progressively expanded its presence in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and now seamlessly connects 5 cities in the state namely Lucknow, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Prayagraj and Gorakhpur with metros across the country.

Akasa Air has introduced multiple quality products and differentiated services to ensure an inclusive, warm and comfortable flying experience. Its brand-new fleet provides ample legroom and enhanced comfort and comes with USB ports in a majority of aircraft, allowing passengers to charge their gadgets and devices on the go. Café Akasa, the airline’s onboard meal service offers an assortment of healthy and delectable meals, including festive menus and industry-first options such as Kombucha, to offer customers an indulgent gourmet experience in the skies. Pets on Akasa allows customers to travel with their pets in the cabin or to carry them in cargo, based on their weight. In addition, in an endeavour to make travel inclusive, Akasa Air has introduced its safety instruction card and onboard menu card in Braille for persons with visual impairment. Travelers can also choose to plan their travel with Akasa Holidays which offers customisable and all-inclusive holiday packages at affordable prices.

Akasa Air’s consistent on-time leadership, operational efficiencies and extremely positive customer feedback have made it a preferred carrier in India, resulting in average passenger load factors of over 85% for the past 12 months.

Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has served over 8 million passengers and connects with 24 cities, namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Doha (Qatar) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).

Flight schedule:



 From City 


 Departure  Time   To City 




  Operating   Days  Non- stop/  


                                                  Commences May 29, 2024
 QP 1880   Bengaluru       11:15   Gorakhpur   14:05         Daily    Non-stop
 QP 1883   Gorakhpur       19:20   Bengaluru   21:55         Daily    Non-stop
 QP 1881   Gorakhpur       14:45      Delhi   16:00         Daily    Non-stop
 QP 1882     Delhi       16:55   Gorakhpur   18:45         Daily    Non-stop