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Akasa Air launches ticket booking, first flight on August 7

Bookings are available via the mobile App, the website (www.akasaair.com) and through travel agents. A Mumbai-Ahmedabad ticket fare is Rs 3,948. Akasa Air airline code is QP.

NEW DELHI, July 23: New airline Akasa has begun ticket booking. Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed low-cost Akasa Air will launch its first flight on August 7.

To begin with, it will offer 28 weekly flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. From August 13 it will have another 28 flights between Bengaluru and Kochi. Bookings have started, Akasa Air said in a statement on Friday.

Bookings are available via the mobile App, the website (www.akasaair.com), through travel agents and several OTAs across the country. A Mumbai-Ahmedabad route is currently available at Rs 3,948 and a same-day return ticket costs Rs 7,854. Ahmedabad to Mumbai is Rs 3,906. The flight duration is 1 hr and 20 mnts. Bengaluru to Kochi fare is Rs 3,483 with return tickets priced around Rs 6,675. There are Flexi fares also.

Vinay Dube, who headed Jet Airways and GoAir, and Aditya Ghosh, formerly president of IndiGo, will be at the top management level. The airline has ordered 72 B737 MAX Boeing planes and will start international flights next year. By next March it might get 18 of them.

The first B737 MAX arrived in Delhi on June 21. Another one will reach by month-end. Akasa founder, MD & CEO Vinay Dube had said that the airline will start with two aircraft.

The airline received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on July 7. Akasa Air airline code is QP.

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