Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, has officially commenced operations from Kolkata, its 17th destination and the second in the state of West Bengal. This milestone marks the airline’s successful expansion to all metro cities in the country.
The inaugural flight, QP 1377, departed from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata at 17:55hrs, heading to Guwahati. Starting May 18, 2023, Akasa Air will operate daily non-stop flights connecting Kolkata with Bengaluru and Guwahati.
Additionally, these new routes will provide travellers with the convenient option of seamless travel from Bengaluru to Guwahati via Kolkata, eliminating the need for aircraft changes.
Akasa Air Kolkata Flight Schedule
Akasa Air has announced its flight schedule for its newly launched operations from Kolkata. The schedule includes daily non-stop flights connecting Kolkata with Bengaluru and Guwahati. The first flight, QP 1377, departs from Bengaluru at 14:30 and arrives in Kolkata at 17:15.
The return leg, QP 1377, takes off from Kolkata at 17:55 and reaches Guwahati at 19:05. Another flight, QP 1541, departs from Guwahati at 19:45 and lands in Kolkata at 21:10.
Finally, QP 1541 departs from Kolkata at 21:50 and arrives in Bengaluru at 00:15 the next day. These daily non-stop flights aim to provide convenient and seamless travel options for passengers between these cities.
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Inter-State Connectivity Boosted
The launch of operations from Kolkata represents a significant step forward in enhancing inter-state connectivity. As a prominent commercial and cultural hub, Kolkata attracts travellers from various walks of life and serves as a gateway to numerous leisure destinations in the region.
Akasa Air’s flights to Bengaluru and Guwahati from the city will not only facilitate travel to the Eastern belt of the country but also strengthen India’s overall air connectivity. Travellers can now experience the dependability and affordability offered by Akasa Air on these routes.
Superior Services and Unique Offerings
Akasa Air has prioritized providing an inclusive, warm, comfortable, and efficient flying experience for its passengers. The airline’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft boast spacious seating with ample legroom and USB ports in a majority of the fleet, enabling passengers to conveniently charge their gadgets during their journey.
Café Akasa, the in-flight catering service, offers a diverse range of healthy and delectable meals, including festive menus and unique options, ensuring passengers enjoy an indulgent gourmet experience in the skies.
Moreover, Akasa Air’s Pets on Akasa initiative allows customers to travel with their pets either in the cabin or in cargo, depending on their size. In a remarkable effort to promote inclusivity, the airline has introduced safety instruction cards in Braille for passengers with visual impairments.
Rapid Expansion and Impressive Milestones
Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has experienced remarkable growth. The airline has already carried over 2 million revenue passengers and surpassed the milestone of operating over 900 weekly flights.
It has also announced an extensive network of 36 unique routes, connecting 17 cities across the country. These cities include Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Visakhapatnam, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.
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