*Committed to enhancing connectivity from metro to tier 2 and tier 3 cities across the country

*Now seamlessly connecting five major cities from Uttar Pradesh across India with over 80 weekly departures


KOLKATA, 15 MAY 2024:

Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, announced the addition of Gorakhpur as the 23rd destination to its network with direct connectivity to and from Delhi and Bengaluru, starting May 29, 2024. Akasa Air is the only airline to provide daily flights between Bengaluru and Gorakhpur. With this launch, the airline strengthens its presence in Uttar Pradesh, with Gorakhpur being the fifth destination in the state, after Lucknow, Varanasi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj.

Renowned for its handloom and small-scale industries, Gorakhpur is a major industrial hub in Uttar Pradesh. With significant focus to promote growth in the region, including progressing infrastructure development, the city is witnessing an uptick in travellers. The launch of daily flights from Delhi and Bengaluru to Gorakhpur will further augment economic activity in the region and provide enhanced connectivity options to travellers.

Commenting on the announcement, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are pleased to introduce Gorakhpur, as the 23rd destination, in our network. We are confident that these flights will enhance point-to-point connectivity with two metro cities, increasing mobility and accessibility within Gorakhpur while promoting trade and commerce. Akasa Air will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers. It is our constant endeavour to provide flexibility of choice to our customers while offering on-time, affordable, and reliable travel options.”

Commenting on the launch, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air said, “We are pleased to bring the Akasa experience to Gorakhpur as we expand and strengthen our footprint across the country. Since our inception, our industry-leading and customer friendly products and services such as Pets on Akasa and the popular Café Akasa menu backed by our signature Akasa experience have made a positive impact while creating a warm, friendly and inclusive travel experience. As India’s most on time airline, service excellence is deeply embedded in Akasa Air’s DNA and with our rapidly expanding network, we look forward to flying an increasing number of travellers and providing them with memorable travel experiences.”

Akasa Air has introduced multiple quality products and differentiated services to ensure an inclusive, warm and comfortable flying experience. Its brand-new fleet provides ample legroom and enhanced comfort and comes with USB ports in a majority of aircraft, allowing passengers to charge their gadgets and devices on the go. Café Akasa, the airline’s onboard meal service offers an assortment of healthy and delectable meals, including festive menus and industry-first options such as Kombucha, to offer customers an indulgent gourmet experience in the skies. Pets on Akasa allows customers to travel with their pets in the cabin or to carry them in cargo, based on their weight. In addition, in an endeavour to make travel inclusive, Akasa Air has introduced its safety instruction card and onboard menu card in Braille for persons with visual impairment. Travelers who wish to explore Gorakhpur can choose to plan their travel with Akasa Holidays which offers customisable and all-inclusive holiday packages at affordable prices.

Akasa Air’s consistent on-time leadership, operational efficiencies and extremely positive customer feedback have made it a preferred carrier in India, resulting in average passenger load factors of over 85% for the past 12 months.

Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has served over 8 million passengers and connects with 24 cities, namely Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Doha (Qatar) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).

Flight schedule:

Flt. Number From City
Departure Time To City


Arrival Time Operating Days Non-stop/ Through
Commences May 29, 2024
QP 1880 Bengaluru 11:15 Gorakhpur 14:05 Daily Non-stop
QP 1883 Gorakhpur 19:20 Bengaluru 21:55 Daily Non-stop
QP 1881 Gorakhpur 14:45 Delhi 16:00 Daily Non-stop
QP 1882 Delhi 16:55 Gorakhpur 18:45 Daily Non-stop

 About Akasa Air:

Akasa Air is India’s most dependable airline, offering warm and efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares – all in the Akasa Way. Akasa’s youthful personality, employee-centric philosophy, tech-led approach, and culture of service make this commitment a reality for all Indians.

The carrier launched its first commercial flight on 07 August 2022 to support the growing demand across India and commenced international operations on 28 March 2024, offering non-stop flights from Mumbai to Doha. This milestone makes it the first Indian airline to fly overseas within a record period of just 19 months. Since its inception, Akasa Air has served over 8 million passengers and connects 24 cities.

With a clear focus on sustained, long-term growth, Akasa Air has placed a firm order of 226 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, powered by CFM fuel-efficient, LEAP-1B engines. It currently operates 24 737 MAX aircraft which delivers superior efficiency in reducing fuel use and carbon emissions. The aircraft also powers a quieter cabin with 40 per cent less noise fulfilling the airline’s promise of being an environmentally progressive company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies.



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