Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Akasa Air Considering Overnight Parking At Tier 2 And 3 City Airports

Akasa Air is taking seriously its promise of focusing more on non-metro cities, with several of its existing routes focusing on such destinations. Now, it has emerged that it is also considering parking some of its planes overnight at some of the tier-2 and 3 city airports it serves.

In the months leading up to the launch of Akasa Air, its top management had made it clear that the airline would primarily focus on connecting metro cities with India’s tier-2 and tier-3 destinations. Indeed, its initial network already features cities like Guwahati, Agartala, and Kochi. In fact, India’s largest airport Delhi (DEL), didn’t even feature on the airline’s map until its second month.

But the airline is not just interested in landing slots at some of the smaller airports; it is reportedly also considering parking its airplanes at some of these places. A report by Mint quotes an airline official as saying,

“We are evaluating options to base our aircraft and looking at tier-2, tier-3 cities, we have announced flights to Guwahati and Agartala. Beyond that, we will explore opportunities to park our aircraft. It does not really matter to us whether it is tier-2, tier-3 or tier-4 cities. If we see potential, we will do what is right for the airline’s economic standpoint.”

At the moment, Akasa parks its planes in Mumbai (BOM) and Bengaluru (BLR) airports. But as it adds more aircraft with a sharp focus on expanding its footprint in non-metro cities, the option of overnight parking at such airports seems plausible.

10/10/22 Gaurav Joshi/Simple Flying

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