Since ticket sales for first flights began on July 23, Akasa Air, which only recently began operations, has reduced prices on popular routes by as much as 60%, including Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Bengaluru-Kochi.
According to the Akasa Air website, a one-way ticket for a single traveller on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route on September 3 (Saturday) may be purchased for Rs 1,597 under the Saver category and Rs 3,472 under the Flexi category. When reservations first became available, the identical ticket was priced at Rs 3,945 for the Saver category and Rs 4,341 for the Flexi category.
Similar to this, the starting price for a one-way ticket between Bengaluru and Kochi on the same date is Rs 2,347 for Saver tickets and Rs 3,827 for Flexi tickets. In July, the cost for the same journey was Rs 3,483 for the Saver segment and Rs 3,778 for the Flexi section.
In the face of fierce competition from rivals like IndiGo, Vistara, and Go First, the lower ticket prices will aid Akasa Air in increasing its passenger load factor.
On August 7, Akasa Air launched its first trip between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, and on August 12, the airline launched its first flight between Bengaluru and Kochi. On July 7, the air carrier was granted an air operator certificate by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Three Boeing 737 Max planes are part of its fleet.
The limit on domestic airfare was lifted on Wednesday. After a two-month lockdown owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, services were restarted on May 25, 2020, with the civil aviation government imposing them based on flight durations.