Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, along with MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh, flagged off Akasa Air’s first commercial flight on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route on Sunday, August 7.
“Congratulations, fly high, fly safe and rule the skies!” wished Scindia to team Akasa at the inaugural event which was held via video conferencing.
HMCA Shri @JM_Scindia, HMoSCA Shri @Gen_VKSingh, Shri Rajiv Bansal, Secretary-MoCA, Smt. @ushapadhee1996, JS-MoCA, Smt. Neelu Khatri, Co-founder & Sr.VP corporate affairs, flagged off the first flight of @AkasaAir from @CSMIA_Official to @ahmairport.#AkasaAir pic.twitter.com/5XjPU4rBtZ— MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) August 7, 2022
Meanwhile, in Mumbai, founders Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and Vinay Dube addressed the event.
Akasa Air, whose airline code is QP, launched its operations by offering 28 weekly flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad starting August 7, 2022.
Subsequently, from August 13, the airline will start operating an additional 28 weekly flights between Bengaluru and Kochi. Tickets for all are open for sale.
On July 7, Akasa Air, which is backed by renowned investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and aviation veterans Aditya Ghosh and Vinay Dube, got its air operator certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
On July 22, India’s newest airline Akasa Air opened ticket bookings for its first commercial flights with an initial network in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi.
Since then, it has added Chennai to its network as well. It will be commencing flights between Chennai and Mumbai from September 15, 2022.