Akasa Air Operates First Flight On Pune-Bengaluru Route

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Pune, 26th November 2022: Akasa Air, today inaugurated its first flight on the Pune-Bengaluru route. Pune is the ninth destination in Akasa Air’s network and its second city in the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai. The airline is offering double daily flights on the Bengaluru–Pune route starting today with additional daily flights linking the two IT hubs, starting from December 10, 2022.


Commenting on the maiden flight and the new route, Praveen Iyer, Co-Founder, and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “Commencement of operations on this route is a momentous occasion as we expand our footprint in Maharashtra by adding Pune to our network. Both Pune and Bengaluru are important IT hubs, and enhanced connectivity on this route, backed by affordable fares, are in line with our purpose to strengthen important transportation links of our country, which will provide a boost to economic development. We will soon launch another daily flight on this route from December 10 onwards, taking daily departures from Pune to three convenient options through the day.”



Akasa Air started its commercial operations with two aircraft and has subsequently received nine aircraft to date. It will continue to grow its network to establish a strong pan-India presence focusing on the metro to tier 2 & 3 route connectivity, using a fleet expansion plan that adds one new aircraft every 15 days. Akasa Air’s fleet size will be 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023, and over the next four years, the airline will add 54 additional aircraft, taking its total fleet size to 72 aircraft.


Pune schedule:


Flt. Number From City (Airport) Dep. Time To City (Airport) Arr. Time Operating Days Non-Stop / Through
Commences November 26, 2022
QP 1311 Bengaluru 5:00 Pune 6:35 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1312 Pune 7:15 Bengaluru 8:50 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1364 Bengaluru 15:15 Pune 16:50 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1365 Pune 17:30 Bengaluru 19:05 Daily Non-Stop
Commences December 10, 2022
QP 1317 Bengaluru 21:35 Pune 23:05 Daily Non-Stop
QP 1318 Pune 23:40 Bengaluru 1:10+1 Daily Non-Stop
+1 indicates NEXT DAY arrival