Akasa's focus to remain on connecting metros to non-metros, says CEO

The airline is already considering placing another aircraft order

Deepak Patel New Delhi
Akasa Air CEO, Vinay Dube

Akasa Air CEO, Vinay Dube

Akasa Air’s will continue to focus on connecting metro and non-metro cities in the next one to two years, its founder and Chief Executive Officer Vinay Dube said on Monday. The airline will start operating international flights before December, he added.
In its summer schedule, the airline will operate 751 weekly flights. By the end of June, this number will rise to 925. Dube said: “Our focus is going to be on connecting the metros with tier-2 and tier-3 cities. While we do some metro-to-metro flying, we have got a lot of metro-to-non-metro cities like Bengaluru-Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru-Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru-Guwahati, and Bengaluru-Kochi.”
“For some time, we will focus on metro to non-metro connectivity...In this network planning time horizon (during the next one to two years), that is where our focus is going to be,” he said in an interview with Business Standard on the sidelines of the CAPA India Aviati

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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 8:27 PM IST

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