Akasa Air adds Srinagar as its 20th destination

Mumbai based Akasa Air said it has launched daily flight services between Mumbai and Srinagar from 2 February .

Srinagar is the 20th destination that the airline has added in 17 months.

“Srinagar has witnessed an uptick in domestic and international tourism and our flight launch will further boost economic activity in the region, ” Praveen Iyer, Chief Commercial Officer of Akasa Air said.

The fast growing carrier has recently ordered 150 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline had earlier placed an order for 76 Boeing 737 MAX planes. Out of those, 22 planes have been delivered.

The Dal lake and surrounding areas like Gulmarg, amongst others are some of the many attractions of Srinagar. While in winter, the snow disrupts traffic leading to economic movement by air, the summer months sees tourist traffic to Srinagar and areas in and around Srinagar.

Srinagar is one of the top airports which registered a sharp growth in traffic post Covid. However, connectivity to the city was disrupted following grounding of Go First last summer. The airline had a strong presence at Srinagar.

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