Akasa Air To Allow Pets Onboard; Bookings Open From Oct 15

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New Delhi: The newly launched Akasa Air will now allow travelers to carry their pets including dogs and cats in the cabin and cargo from November 1st.

Akasa Air CEO Vinay Dube announced that the booking for the same will begin on October 15 and the first flight with pets onboard will take off on November 1.

According to reports, Akasa will only allow pets weighing 7 kg in the cabin. The report added, “The pets up to 7 kg (one pet) are allowed in/on board the cabin…the rest may be allowed in the cargo,”.

Akasa Air has further clarified that only domesticated pets (cats and dogs) will be allowed to fly in the cabin by paying a fee amount, which shall be announced shortly.

The facility to have pets is already available on SpiceJet, Vistara, Jet Airways, and Air India. IndiGo and Air Asia do not provide such a service unless it is a service pet like a guide dog for blind people.

According to reports, the airline company is aggressively increasing its fleet of aircraft and is expected to cross 259 flights per week, covering nine routes.

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