Akasa Air to launch Bengaluru service from Kochi airport

The airline will operate 28 services in the Bengaluru-Kochi-Bengaluru sector from August 13

The airline will operate 28 services in the Bengaluru-Kochi-Bengaluru sector from August 13

Akasa Air has become the latest airline to launch operations from Cochin International Airport.

The airline will operate 28 services in the Bengaluru-Kochi-Bengaluru sector from August 13 with two daily flights. The latest addition will see a total of 99 departures in a week to Bangalore from Cochin airport. IndiGo, AirAsia, GoFirst and Alliance Air are the other operators in the sector.

Kochi has become one of Akasa Air’s favorite destinations in the first phase of its operations with 56 flights serving Kochi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.

Of the two daily services, the first will arrive from Bangalore at 8.30am and return at 9.05am. The second flight will arrive at 12:30 p.m. and return at 1:10 p.m.

CIAL’s Managing Director, S. Suhas, said he was delighted that Akasa Air had chosen Kochi for the first phase of its operations in India. “Efforts by the Chairman and the Board to attract more airlines have started to bear fruit. Many airlines have already chosen Kochi to start their international services. CIAL hopes that Kochi Airport can facilitate more services to all major cities in India during the upcoming winter schedule, and we have plans for that,” he said.

In accordance with the summer timetable which started in April, CIAL manages 1,190 aircraft movements per week. The airport operator hopes that traffic will increase to the same level as before the pandemic by the end of the year.

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