The flight was inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia along with MoS General (Retd) Vijay Kumar Singh. Mumbai Airport organized a grand ceremony to celebrate the launch of the airline. It started with a welcome address by Founder & CEO of Akasa Air), Vinay Dube, followed by a cake-cutting function.
On August 7 India got a new airline – Akasa Air. The Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed airline operated its maiden flight on Sunday on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.
The flight was inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M Scindia along with MoS General (Retd) Vijay Kumar Singh.
“Today marks a significant milestone in Akasa Air’s journey as we successfully commence our commercial operations w… https://t.co/n3vVTAATCx
— Akasa Air (@AkasaAir) 1659869010000
Mumbai Airport organized a grand ceremony to celebrate the launch of the airline. It started with a welcome address by Founder & CEO of Akasa Air), Vinay Dube, followed by a cake-cutting function.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who was present at the Mumbai airport, said in his speech: “I must thank you (Scindia) because people say that India has a very very bad bureaucracy, but the cooperation that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has given us, it is unbelievable.”
Flight No. 2 (of 3) this weekend was special as it was @AkasaAir’s inaugural.The legroom was decent; USB charging… https://t.co/jHWQxxPXXe
— VT-VLO (@Vinamralongani) 1659871807000
In a pleasant surprise to many, he also later boarded the flight.
First Infant Passanger of @AkasaAir Happy Flying Saachi ! https://t.co/m563n1R6P4
— Sagar Khimani (@khimanisagar) 1659855445000
Many passengers shared their videos and photos of Akasa’s first flight on Twitter. A lucky passenger also managed to get a selfie with the Big Bull.
#OurFirstAkasa @AkasaAir QP1101 7Aug. Ahmedabad here we come 🛫 https://t.co/vqxK0iDKWJ
— Belson Coutinho (@seancouto) 1659847786000
On July 22, India’s newest airline Akasa Air opened ticket bookings for its first commercial flights with an initial network in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi. In the inaugural phase, Akasa Air, whose airline code is QP, will offer 28 weekly flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Glimpses of the big day, when Akasa took off from Ahmedabad to Mumbai for the first time! ✈️#OurFirstAkasa https://t.co/6SvAYNxNwb
— Akasa Air (@AkasaAir) 1659936863000
Subsequently, starting August 13, the airline will start operating an additional 28 weekly flights between Bengaluru and Kochi. Tickets for all are open for sale.
So happy to be with Rakesh Ji on Akasa Air’s inaugural flight, Miles to go team Akasa @AkasaAir https://t.co/RuTRo8MDS2
— Mandar Anant Bharde (@mandar_bharde) 1659845597000
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