Akasa Air Expands Global Network With New Direct Flights From Mumbai To Abu Dhabi


Friday, June 28, 2024

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Akasa Air, India’s rapidly expanding carrier, has broadened its international reach by including Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates’ capital, as its latest overseas destination. Starting from July 11, 2024, Akasa Air will commence daily non-stop flights linking Abu Dhabi with Mumbai. This new route aims to meet the rising demand for travel between India and the UAE, thus enhancing the air connectivity between India and the Middle East. Travelers can now book their flights via Akasa Air’s website, its mobile apps on Android and iOS, and several top online travel agencies (OTAs).

Abu Dhabi stands out as a city celebrated for its dynamic culture and immersive travel experiences, highlighted by its distinctive hospitality that draws leisure tourists worldwide. It also serves as a major commercial center with advanced infrastructure, making it a top choice for business and trade in the Middle East.

Commenting on the announcementNeelu Khatri, Co-Founder and SVP International, Akasa Air, said “We are pleased to add Abu Dhabi as the fourth international destination to our network. With its distinct tourist attractions and promising trade prospects, Abu Dhabi has emerged as a destination of choice for Indian leisure and business travellers, and the demand for air travel between the two countries continues to flourish.

The Abu Dhabi Government’s visionary roadmap under Tourism Strategy 2030 will further encourage tourism between India and UAE in the coming years.”

Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer further shared“We are delighted to expand our global footprint with the addition of Abu Dhabi to our network.

Abu Dhabi is known for its one-of-a-kind travel experiences, while being one of the fastest-growing markets for business. Our strategically designed network connecting Abu Dhabi with Mumbai with daily direct flights will cater to a wide range of Indian travellers, and enhanced connectivity between India and Abu Dhabi will also drive inbound leisure and business travel to the country”.

As we rapidly expand our footprint, we remain committed to our purpose of connecting people, places and cultures with reliable operations and affordable fares.”

Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing and Experience Officer, Akasa Air added We are excited to extend the signature Akasa Experience to Abu Dhabi, our fourth international destination, known for its larger-than-life hospitality and immersive travel experiences. At Akasa Air, we have progressively introduced multiple customer-friendly offerings to ensure an inclusive, warm, and efficient flying experience. Travellers on the route can look forward to a unique culinary experience with our onboard meal service Café Akasa and a fresh in-cabin experience that offers enhanced comfort and ample legroom, backed by the signature service delivered by our crew on board and on the ground”.

Additionally, offerings like USB ports on most of our aircraft, Skyscore by Akasa and QuietFlights will further elevate the inflight experience of our passengers. Moreover, travelers can choose to plan their travel with Akasa Holidays which offers customisable and all-inclusive holiday packages at affordable prices. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do at Akasa Air, and all our service offerings are aligned to our philosophy of service excellence. We hope that passengers will appreciate the Akasa experience and we will emerge as the preferred carrier on the route.” Coutinho added.

To ensure a pleasant and inclusive travel experience, Akasa Air offers a range of high-quality products and services. Its modern fleet is designed for comfort, providing ample legroom, USB charging ports in most aircraft, and a variety of in-flight meal options through Café Akasa. The airline also offers festive menus and unique beverages like Kombucha, elevating the gourmet experience onboard. Additionally, Akasa Holidays provides customizable, comprehensive travel packages to Abu Dhabi at competitive rates. For sports fans, Akasa’s Skyscore feature keeps passengers updated with live scores of major sports events. The airline’s Quiet Flights option ensures a peaceful journey during early morning and late-night flights. Moreover, Akasa Air supports travelers with visual impairments by offering safety instruction and menu cards in Braille.

Akasa Air initially ventured into international markets with flights to Doha, Qatar, launched on March 28, 2024, followed by services to Jeddah and Riyadh in May and June 2024, respectively. The introduction of Abu Dhabi into its network marks another significant step in strengthening its position in the Gulf region and supports Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Strategy 2030, which aims to attract 39.3 million visitors by 2030.

Additionally, Akasa Air has secured traffic rights for two more international destinations, Kuwait and Medina, and plans to continue its rapid global expansion in the months ahead.

With a reputation for punctuality, operational efficiency, and outstanding customer service, Akasa Air has become a preferred airline in India, serving over 10 million passengers since its inception in August 2022. Currently, the airline connects 22 domestic and four international cities, establishing a robust network that spans major urban centers across India and beyond.

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