Thursday, February 22, 2024

Akasa Air launches daily flights from Port Blair to Bengaluru and Chennai

Akasa Air has officially launched its operations from Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, unveiling a daily flight service connecting Bengaluru and Port Blair via Chennai, without the need for passengers to change aircraft. 

The inaugural flight took off from Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair at 10:35 am and touched down at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru at 02:50 pm, with a scheduled stop at Chennai International Airport at 01:00 pm. 

Akasa Air’s Port Blair flight timings 

Flight QP 1485 departs from Bengaluru at 06:00 and arrives in Chennai at 07:05 daily. For this leg, the flight is a non-stop service. From Chennai, the flight continues as QP 1485, departing at 07:45 and reaching Port Blair at 09:55. This leg of the journey operates as a one-stop service and is available daily.

For the return journey, Flight QP 1486 starts from Port Blair at 10:35, stops at Chennai at 13:00, and reaches Bengaluru at 14:50 daily. The flight from Port Blair to Chennai is non-stop, providing passengers with a convenient travel option.

Surge in travel demand for Port Blair

The travel demand to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has witnessed a substantial uptick over the past decade. Akasa Air’s introduction of these well-thought-out routes not only strengthens connectivity but also aligns with the government’s initiatives to boost trade and tourism in the region.

Tickets for these flights can be conveniently booked through the airline’s official website, mobile apps, or via authorized travel agents.

“We are excited to bring the Akasa experience to Port Blair, one of the most exotic holiday destinations in the country. Akasa Air is committed to offer a distinguished flying experience to its customers including multiple industry-first, customer-friendly products, and services such as Café Akasa, and Pets on Akasa,” said Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air.

Akasa Air’s onboard service, Café Akasa, provides passengers with festive menus and introduces industry-first options like Kombucha. Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has successfully served over 6.3 million passengers and has established connections with 17 cities across India, with its latest addition being Port Blair. Notably, the airline accommodates pets on board, allowing them in the cabin or in cargo, depending on their size.

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