According to reliable sources, Akasa Air has decided to withdraw its flights from Visakhapatnam after starting its flights to Bengaluru and Mumbai about six months back. Ravi Teja, a frequent flier to Bengaluru, says the decision has come as a big blow to the people of the city.
AP Air Travelers Association (APATA) representative O. Naresh Kumar said, “It is a blow for the air passengers of Vizag.” Mr. Ravi Teja says, “Indigo and Akasa Air, which are operating to Bengaluru at a gap of 15 minutes, could be the reason for the drop in occupancy.”
Akasa Air is operating two flights to Bengaluru while Indigo is operating three flights and AirAsia is operating two flights from Vizag to Bengaluru. Akasa Air, Air India and Indigo are operating one flight each from Vizag to Mumbai.
“I spoke to the CEO of the airline, he says the decision to exit was based on the profitability and limitations of the aircraft. The CEO assured me that they would resume operations from Vizag in a year. I asked him about the staff Asked, and they said they would be shifted to the nearest airport from where the airline was operating,” Mr Narasimha Rao told Hindu Wednesday night.