Akasa Air’s Braille in-flight safety manual and dining menu are a testimony of the airline’s commitment to making air travel inclusive and accessible
National, January 04, 2024: Access to air travel is an integral part of the civil aviation industry. It is about enabling everyone to enjoy the freedom that air travel offers. In this regard, Akasa Air is
National, January 04, 2024: Access to air travel is an integral part of the civil aviation industry. It is about enabling everyone to enjoy the freedom that air travel offers. In this regard, Akasa Air is committed to being a socially responsible, economically sustainable, and inherently empathetic airline.
Inclusivity and empathy are the core values of Akasa Air. Since its inception, the airline has endeavoured to proffer a cohesive travel experience to all its passengers. Akasa Air partnered with Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC) to develop the airline’s safety manual and in-flight dining menu in Braille to ensure customers with visual impairments have a seamless experience on board. By incorporating Braille, passengers with visual impairments can independently understand the safety instructions and select their meal preferences, enhancing their overall travel experience.
In-flight safety manual in Braille
In January 2023, Akasa Air introduced its in-flight safety manual in Braille for persons with visual impairments. The Braille in-flight safety manual explains the safety instructions, in English and Hindi. It is provided to passengers onboard upon request, and covers detailed instructions on seatbelt operation, location of emergency exits and life jackets, tactile diagrams that help orient passengers to aircraft and aircraft positions and other essential safety information.
Braille Menu Cards on Café Akasa
In October 2023, Akasa Air introduced its inflight dining menu card in Braille, onboard its meal service Café Akasa. The Braille menu cards are thoughtfully designed and feature a variety of options including meal choices, snacks, beverages available to order while on the flight.
Akasa Air is committed to its agenda of ensuring inclusive and accessible air travel and shall continue to introduce many more initiatives to continue making strides in this mission.
Akasa Air is India’s newest and most dependable airline, offering warm and efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares – all in the Akasa Way. Akasa’s youthful personality, employee-centric philosophy, tech-led approach, and culture of service will make this commitment a reality for all Indians. The carrier launched its first commercial flight on 07 August 2022 to support the growing demand across India.
With a commitment to being socially responsible, Akasa Air has placed a firm order of 76 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, powered by CFM fuel-efficient, LEAP-1B engines. The 737 MAX family aircraft deliver superior efficiency in reducing fuel use and carbon emissions, fulfilling the airline’s promise of being an environmentally friendly company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies.