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Akasa Air to launch non-stop daily flights to Kolkata from May 18, Infra News, ET Infra

Akasa Air will launch direct daily flights to Kolkata from May 18, 2023, making it the 17th destination on its network.

With this launch, Akasa Air will connect Kolkata to Bengaluru and Guwahati with daily non-stop flights. Kolkata will be Akasa Air’s second destination in West Bengal, after flights connecting Bagdogra to Bengaluru went on sale earlier this month.

According to DGCA’s analysis, country’s largest carrier IndiGo’s continued to lead the tally with 54.6 per cent market share. Next in is Air India with 7.4 per cent market share with 11.55 lakh passengers carried in January. Soon to be merged with Air India, another full-service carrier grabbed the third spot 8.8 per cent market share.

“As the fastest growing airline in the country we are thrilled to add Kolkata to our ever-expanding network and firmly establishing our presence in all metro cities of the country. A uniquely important centre of history, art, and culture in India, Kolkata is a city that witnesses a lot of attraction from travellers. With these flights, Akasa’s network will connect major cities in East India with convenient flight timings providing enhanced connectivity on high-demand routes. Having seamless connectivity coupled with the most affordable rates will further enhance travel and tourism in this city and we are excited for passengers to enjoy the Akasa experience,” said Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, commenting on the announcement.Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has crossed the milestone of operating over 700 weekly flights connecting 17 cities, namely Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Bagdogra, Kolkata and Varanasi.

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