Sunday, August 14, 2022

Akasa Air ready to start operations with arrival of first aircraft

“The arrival of our first aircraft is a very happy moment for all of us and marks an important milestone, bringing us closer to our vision of building India’s greenest, most dependable, and most affordable airline.”

— Vinay Dube, Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Akasa Air

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Akasa Air got the first of its 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airline had received the ceremonial keys for the aircraft at Seattle, USA on June 15, 2022. The delivery of the first aircraft will see the airline get its Air Operator’s Permit (AOP), a mandatory requirement for starting commercial operations in the country, reported ETTravelWorld.

Speaking about the arrival of the aircraft, Vinay Dube, Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Akasa Air, said, “The arrival of our first aircraft is a very happy moment for all of us and marks an important milestone, bringing us closer to our vision of building India’s greenest, most dependable, and most affordable airline.”

“We are excited that the advanced 737 MAX will help Akasa Air drive efficiencies in business and operations while providing its customers with a superior flying experience.”

 Salil Gupte, President, Boeing India

He went on to say: “Akasa Air is a prime example of the progress made by Indian aviation in recent years and is also a testimony to the country’s vibrant start-up ecosystem. This is not just a significant milestone for us and Indian aviation, but it’s the story of a new India.” said Dube.

Salil Gupte, President, Boeing India, said: “We are proud to partner with Akasa Air as they embark on their journey towards making air travel inclusive and affordable for all. India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and offers enormous growth and productivity opportunities for the aviation industry. We are excited that the advanced 737 MAX will help Akasa Air drive efficiencies in business and operations while providing its customers with a superior flying experience,” he pointed out.

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