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These are the 8 new records set by Akasa Air in the last six months.

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The most Newst airline Akasa Air has established new standards in the aviation industry by mandating most standard structures and policies, allowing them to capitalize on new market opportunities. This article will go over Akasa air achievements.
1. Akasa Allows pets onboard.

Customers can fly with their pets on Akasa either in the cabin or in cargo, depending on the size of the animal. In India, only Air India previously permitted pets to fly in the cabin; all other airlines only permitted pets in the cargo hold. Recently, Akasa Air has begun to allow pets to fly in the cabin; however, it is only permitted to do so if the booking is made at least 48 hours before departure. Based on weight, the airlines have set pet prices. The pet needs a suitable cage and a medical certificate.

Like other airlines, this one allows dogs in the cargo hold. Pets between 7kg and 32kg that are checked in in the cargo area with a paying passenger will cost Rs 15,000 (GST inclusive). Moreover, costs for transporting larger dogs up to 100 kg in cargo “range based on weight and destination”.

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On Akasa Air, you can now travel with your pets; bookings open from 15 Oct(Opens in a new browser tab)

2. Akasa Cabin uniforms

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The majority of items for cabin crew are recognized when it comes to attire. Particularly female airline cabin crew have had to endure a lot of challenges due to their attire. Similar to the requirement to wear tight costumes, high heels, and some dress regulations. But, Akasa Air removed the obstacle for the airline staff. The cabin crew was given comfortable outfits and shoes so that they would not only look stylish but also feel at ease while wearing the attire. Shoes are created for the crew to wear from recycled rubber.

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3. The fastest-growing airline’s span of 6 month 

Akasa began operating on August 7, 2022. The primary milestones were accomplished within six months, and utilization and expansion followed the airlines’ addition of fleets. By the end of the summer season, it will be flying 150 flights each day, up from its current 110 flights per day. While the expansion will continue, it won’t be for selfish reasons.

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Over 700 weekly flights connecting 17 cities, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Bagdogra, Kolkata, and Varanasi, have been operated by Akasa Air, which has carried over one million revenue passengers. The market share for Akasa Air rose sharply to 2.8%.

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4. Youngest fleet operator. 

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Akasa Air has made a definitive order for 72 CFM LEAP-1B engines-equipped Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The airline’s aim to be an environmentally responsible business with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies is realized thanks to the 737 MAX series of aircraft, which offers superior efficiency in decreasing fuel use and carbon emissions. the airline currently has 19 flights going to 16 different places.

5. Within a year, Akasa will connect internationally.

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Airlines show confidence in expanding their fleet internationally once domestic route operations have reached a required threshold and are utilising all available resources. The airline CEO announced recently that starting in 2023, there will be international connections to either the east or west of the continent. If this occurs, airlines are given preferential preference to transport foreign travelers while still serving domestic routes. Airlines now fly to 16 key locations with 19 planes.

6. The comfiest furnishings and seating.

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Looking at low-cost airlines, it appears that they may offer some of the essential amenities that travelers require. To provide a welcoming, warm, pleasant, and effective flying experience, Akasa Air has created a number of market-leading, customer-friendly products, and services. The majority of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes have seats with USB connections, allowing passengers to charge their smartphones and gadgets. These seats have plenty of legroom. Future aircraft will be equipped with the newest USB ports.

7. Recycled materials for food packaging

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The in-flight food service, Café Akasa, offers a variety of wholesome and delicious meals, festive menus, and unusual choices to give clients a luxurious, gourmet experience in the air. The focus of airlines is on recyclable and environmentally friendly packaging materials.

8. 50% of the women will be employed by Akasa.

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50% of the female workforce in the fleet is the goal set by Akasa. No airlines in India have implemented any such policies in the recruitment for the empowerment of women, despite the fact that the airlines already employ 37% of women, a number that will rise to 50% in the coming days. As the airline continues to develop its fleet and routes, Akasa Air expects to add about 1,000 people, bringing the total staff size to more than 3,000 by the end of March 2024.

 

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IndiGo to introduce business class Service on its busiest routes 

IndiGo to introduce business class Service on its busiest routes 

After nearly 18 years of dominating India’s aviation landscape with its single-class economy configuration, IndiGo, the country’s largest airline, is set to make a significant leap by introducing business class service on its busiest routes.

The decision comes as IndiGo aims to offer passengers more choices and enhanced comfort amid the backdrop of a burgeoning economy. Set to be unveiled around August, coinciding with the carrier’s 18th anniversary, IndiGo’s “tailor-made business product” promises to redefine the flying experience for its customers.

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This move follows closely on the heels of IndiGo’s recent announcement of acquiring 30 wide-body aircraft, indicating the airline’s strategic expansion and commitment to catering to diverse passenger preferences.

IndiGo’s foray into business class service represents a significant milestone, especially considering its longstanding reputation as a low-cost carrier focused primarily on economy class offerings. With a fleet exceeding 360 planes and operating approximately 2,000 daily flights, the airline’s entry into the business class segment is poised to reshape the Indian aviation industry.

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Currently, Air India and Vistara are the sole providers of business-class seats on domestic routes in India. However, by December 2024, IndiGo will join this exclusive league, introducing its bespoke business class experience tailored to meet the evolving needs of discerning travelers.

Initially, IndiGo’s business class operations will be rolled out on the busiest domestic routes, ensuring passengers enjoy added comfort and luxury during their journeys. Further details regarding the official launch date, specific routes, and promotional offers will be disclosed by August 2024, heightening anticipation among passengers eagerly awaiting this premium service.

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Air India Gives Salary Increments to Staff; Bonus for Pilots

Air India Gives Salary Increments to Staff; Bonus for Pilots

Air India announced on Thursday that it will implement annual salary increments for its staff and introduce an annual target performance bonus for pilots, according to sources. This marks the first appraisal process since the Tata Group took over the airline a little over two years ago.

Chief Human Resources Officer Ravindra Kumar GP revealed that salary increments will take effect from April 1, 2024. Additionally, performance bonus payouts for the fiscal year 2023-24 will be based on both company and individual performance, sources reported.

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Pilots will see an increase in their fixed pay ranging from ₹5,000 to ₹15,000 per month. They will also be eligible for an annual target performance bonus between ₹42,000 and ₹1.8 lakh, contingent on performance metrics.

Cabin crew members will also benefit from an annual performance bonus of approximately ₹25,000. Alongside this, they will receive a standard salary increase for the financial year 2025, effective from April.

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Air India, which employs around 18,000 people, aims to foster growth and transformation, as stated by Kumar. The airline achieved significant milestones in the last financial year, laying a strong foundation for its future. As part of its Vihaan.AI initiative, the airline introduced a contemporary annual performance appraisal process known as “Rise AI” and transitioned to a simplified, market-competitive, and productivity-oriented compensation structure for employees.

However, it was noted that junior first officers will not receive a hike in their monthly fixed pay. Nevertheless, they will be eligible for an annual target performance bonus, with junior first officers receiving ₹42,000 and first officers and commanders receiving ₹60,000 per annum, provided they meet performance expectations.

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Qantas Expands IndiGo Codeshares from Singapore

Qantas Expands IndiGo Codeshares from Singapore

Qantas has broadened its codeshare partnership with IndiGo, India’s largest domestic airline, enhancing travel options between Australia and India. This expansion allows customers to seamlessly connect from Qantas flights in Singapore to IndiGo’s services to both Delhi and Mumbai.

Previously, the codeshare arrangement enabled passengers on Qantas flights arriving in Bengaluru and Delhi to connect onto IndiGo domestic services to 21 destinations across India. Now, travelers can enjoy a more streamlined journey by transferring through Singapore.

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Additionally, the new arrangement allows customers to incorporate overnight stopovers in Singapore into their travel plans before continuing to Delhi or Mumbai. This provides greater flexibility and convenience for those wishing to explore the city or rest before their onward journey.

Qantas passengers traveling on IndiGo flights benefit from the same checked baggage allowance as their flight from Australia and receive complimentary food and beverages. Furthermore, Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and redeem points on connecting IndiGo flights (with a QF code) between Singapore and India.

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This partnership expansion comes alongside Qantas’s recent announcement of increased flights to both India and Singapore. Specifically, flights between Sydney and Bengaluru will become daily during the peak holiday season, complemented by additional flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Singapore.

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