On Friday, Akasa Air announced that it will begin doing international business, offering flights to Doha beginning on March 28.

Starting 28 March 2024, Akasa Air will operate four non-stop flights a week, connecting Mumbai with Doha, enhancing air connectivity between Qatar and India,” the airline stated in a press statement.

With return rates beginning at ₹29012, reservations for flights are currently being accepted on Akasa Air’s website, www.akasaair.com, through its Android and iOS apps, and some prominent OTAs.

With this, Akasa Air breaks the record by being the first Indian airline to go abroad in 19 months since its founding. The airline’s next stage of expansion, which aims to offer the friendly and effective Akasa experience to as many people as possible at reasonable prices, began operations in Qatar.

Qatar’s capital and commercial center, Doha, is renowned for its rich cultural legacy and is one of the major economic engines of the Middle East. The city welcomes various Indian visitors for business, spirituality, and pleasure throughout the year. Trade and tourism will be promoted by the addition of more direct and practical travel choices.

We are delighted to announce our international operations with the launch of our first destination – Doha – to our growing network,” said Vinay Dube, founder and CEO of Akasa Air. “A wide range of travelers from the two nations will be served by the addition of four weekly flights that connect directly to Mumbai, a major commercial hub in India. This will promote tourism, and business, and develop bilateral connections.

“The cornerstone of Akasa Air is service quality, dependability, and the highest standards of safety in international aviation. We take great pride in our impressive progress since our founding, which also serves as evidence of the immense potential of the Indian aviation sector. By entering Qatar, we are entering the next stage of our expansion and moving closer to our goal of becoming among the top 30 airlines globally by the end of this decade,” he continued.

“Our mission is to unite people, places, and cultures, and in the upcoming months, we’ll keep expanding our worldwide reach. We’re sure that travelers will love the distinctive Akasa experience and that we’ll become the go-to carrier for the route,” Vinay said in closing.

The opening of operations in Qatar is consistent with the 2030 Qatar Tourism Strategy, which seeks to position the nation as the Middle East’s fastest-growing travel destination by that year.