Akasa Air's Braille Menu Cards: A Touch of Inclusivity

Akasa Air's Braille Menu Cards: A Touch of Inclusivity

By Author

Published on October 15, 2023

In the ever-changing world of travel, Akasa Air stands out by making inclusivity a top priority. The airline has taken a remarkable step towards enhancing accessibility for its passengers with visual impairments. Recently, they introduced Braille menu cards as part of their inflight dining service, Café Akasa. In partnership with The Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC), Akasa Air designed these Braille menus to provide a seamless dining experience for all travelers.

These Braille menu cards are both thoughtful and practical. They offer a range of meal options, snacks, and beverages that passengers can easily order during their flight. By incorporating Braille, Akasa Air empowers passengers with visual impairments to independently browse and select their meal preferences, enriching their overall travel experience.

This initiative is in line with Akasa Air's ongoing commitment to creating a unified flying experience for all passengers. Earlier this year, they introduced Braille versions of their inflight safety manuals, which provide detailed safety instructions in both English and Hindi, ensuring a secure journey for travelers with visual impairments.

Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer at Akasa Air, expressed the airline's dedication to social responsibility, economic sustainability, and empathy. He emphasized how the Braille menu cards allow passengers with visual impairments to access and enjoy refreshments from Café Akasa, one of the airline's standout offerings. Akasa Air extends its heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Taraporevala and the entire XRCVC team for their unwavering support in achieving the goal of inclusive travel.

Dr. Sam Taraporevala, Executive Director of XRCVC, shares the commitment to creating an inclusive environment for individuals with disabilities. The Braille menu cards are designed with large fonts and synchronized Braille to cater to the needs of passengers with visual impairments. Dr. Taraporevala hopes that other service providers will take inspiration from Akasa Air and work towards creating inclusive and accessible solutions for customers with diverse needs.

In addition to these inclusive measures, Café Akasa, Akasa Air's inflight meal service, has recently refreshed its menu. It now boasts over 50 meal options, including healthy, festive, gourmet, and fusion choices. These meals are exclusively curated by renowned chefs from across India, providing passengers with a delightful gourmet experience during their journey.

Akasa Air, India's fastest-growing airline, has been working diligently to expand its network to offer seamless connectivity at affordable prices. They've launched new routes and increased flight frequencies from key metro and non-metro destinations. For example, with 200 weekly departures, Akasa Air connects Mumbai to 12 domestic destinations, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Lucknow, Goa, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Kochi, and Guwahati.

This initiative by Akasa Air is a testament to their commitment to creating a warm, comfortable, and efficient flying experience for all passengers. The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft used by the airline provide ample legroom and come equipped with USB ports in most aircraft, allowing passengers to charge their devices on the go. Akasa Air's enhanced Café Akasa menu, with over 60 meal options, offers an indulgent gourmet experience in the skies.

Moreover, Akasa Air understands the importance of being pet-friendly, allowing customers to travel with their pets. And to ensure the safety of all passengers, Akasa Air has introduced safety instruction cards in Braille for individuals with visual impairments.

Since its launch in August 2022, Akasa Air has rapidly grown, carrying over 3.5 million revenue passengers and operating over 900 weekly flights. Their network now covers 35 unique routes connecting 16 cities across India.

Akasa Air's commitment to social responsibility and inclusivity is commendable. With these initiatives, they're not just an airline; they're a caring and considerate companion for travelers of all backgrounds.


Celebrate Vishu with a Special Brunch at The Den Bengaluru

Celebrate Vishu with a Special Brunch at The Den Bengaluru

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 14, 2024

As the Malayalam New Year, Vishu, draws near, The Den Bengaluru is excited to host a special brunch to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Scheduled for April 14, 2024, the brunch is a tribute to the joy, abundance, and togetherness that Vishu signifies.

This exclusive event will be held at The Creek within The Den and will run from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Guests are invited to indulge in a carefully curated brunch prepared by our very own Executive Chef Vineeth Jayan, who hails from Guruvayur, Kerala. With a deep-rooted passion for his culinary heritage, Chef Vineeth is set to bring the authentic flavours of Kerala to the table.

The menu will feature a variety of traditional Kerala dishes, including the rich coconut-based Avial, the flavorful Thoran, and the comforting Olan. Dessert lovers can rejoice in the sweet notes of Ada Pradhaman among other delights. Each dish is crafted to evoke the essence of Kerala's famed cuisine, ensuring a memorable dining experience that resonates with the spirit of Vishu.

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Prices for the brunch are set at INR 2199++ per person for the non-alcoholic version and INR 2999++ per person for the brunch that includes Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL).

To secure your spot at this not-to-be-missed celebration, please call +080 71117272 or +91 9513677272 for reservations. Celebrate the new beginnings and cultural heritage of Kerala with us at The Den Bengaluru's Vishu Brunch.


Caffe Allora Elevates Bangalore's Culinary Scene with New Outlet Launch

Caffe Allora Elevates Bangalore's Culinary Scene with New Outlet Launch

By Author

Published on April 13, 2024

Introducing Caffe Allora's latest venture: the grand opening of its sixth outlet at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore. This marks a significant milestone in the renowned Italian bistro's expansion strategy, promising to enrich Bangalore's culinary landscape and reinforce Caffe Allora's position as a premier café chain in the country.

Caffe Allora embodies the essence of family-run Italian trattorias, offering the warmth and authenticity of traditional Italian dining. Its menu boasts meticulously crafted pizzas, pastas, risottos, and antipasti, catering to every palate with a symphony of flavors.

Patrons can delight in signature 15” pizzas, featuring the unique option for two toppings side-by-side, or indulge in authentic Napoli (Neapolitan) pizzas, available in various sizes. Beyond pizzas, the culinary offerings include a diverse selection of soups, salads, small plates, sandwiches, pastas, and risottos. Committed to freshness and sustainability, the restaurant allows patrons to pick fresh basil leaves from its hydroponics set-up for a true farm-to-table experience.

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In addition to its exquisite cuisine, Caffe Allora at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore, offers an ambiance that goes beyond the ordinary, inviting patrons to unwind and socialize in style. With a thoughtfully curated selection of beverages, including expertly crafted coffees, refreshing lemonades, artisanal juices, and an extensive array of wine, beer, and cocktails, it promises a complete dining experience.

Commenting on the launch, Prashant Issar, Director of Bellona Hospitality Service Limited, expressed excitement about the expansion, highlighting the brand's commitment to excellence and confidence in Bangalore's dynamic market.

The opening of Caffe Allora's sixth outlet at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore, reflects the brand's dedication to expanding its presence while maintaining its fundamental principles of culinary mastery and exceptional hospitality. As Caffe Allora continues to redefine social dining, patrons can anticipate nothing less than an extraordinary culinary journey at each of its outlets.


CYK Hospitalities Assists Sassy Desserts To Launch Its First Store In Panipat

CYK Hospitalities Assists Sassy Desserts To Launch Its First Store In Panipat

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 12, 2024

In the heart of Panipat, a sweet sensation has emerged, thanks to the collaborative efforts of CYK Hospitalities Pvt. Ltd and Sassy Desserts. CYK, a prominent F&B consultancy, has lent its expertise to craft and launch Sassy Desserts, a haven for innovative sweet treats that promise to delight locals with their fusion of flavors and culinary excellence.

From graphic designing to operational planning, CYK has been instrumental in every aspect of Sassy Desserts' journey. Pulkit Arora and Simranjeet Singh, Directors of CYK, alongside their dedicated team, have ensured that the brand embodies a commitment to excellence in all areas.

Pulkit Arora emphasized, “Our collaboration with Sassy Desserts reflects passion and dedication across graphic design, packaging, brand identity, and operations.”

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Sassy Desserts' menu is a testament to creativity and variety, featuring international delights like churros and bubble pop stick waffles alongside a medley of waffles, crepes, mini pancakes, and ice cream sundaes to cater to diverse palates.

Simranjeet Singh expressed satisfaction, stating, “Our collaboration has set a new standard in dessert experiences, balancing creativity and functionality to captivate patrons with memorable flavors.”

Directed by Vedant Hasija, Sassy Desserts aims to bring sweetness and innovation to Panipat. Hasija remarked, “With CYK's expertise and our commitment to innovation, we've introduced exciting flavors that have captured our patrons' imagination.”

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Beyond Panipat, CYK continues to make waves in the F&B industry, recently unveiling Nagari restaurant in Agra, adding to their portfolio of over 150 successful projects both domestically and internationally.

In summary, CYK Hospitalities' partnership with Sassy Desserts has not only enriched Panipat's culinary landscape but has also set a new benchmark for dessert experiences, blending creativity with functionality to offer delightful flavors and memorable moments to patrons.

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