Akasa Air Expects to Have a Fleet of 72 Aircraft in Five Years

Akasa Air, which is financed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, will begin commercial operations in June, according to its CEO Vinay Dube.

Highlights

  • The airline expects to have a fleet of 72 aircraft in the next five years.
  • The airline intends to have 18 aircraft on the ground as part of its fleet within 12 months of its launch, with an additional 12 to 14 aircraft added every year after that, bringing the total number of aircraft in the fleet to 72 in five years.
  • Akasa Air would first offer flights from metros to Tier II and III cities.

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The immense plans of Akasa Air, which is funded by ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, are now out. Akasa Air, which is financed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, will begin commercial operations in June, according to its CEO Vinay Dube.

According to a PTI report, Dube stated at an interactive session on the sidelines of Wings India 2022 that the airline expects to have a fleet of 72 aircraft in the next five years.

“We hope to launch our first commercial flight in the month of June. We are working very closely with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to get our licensing done," he stated in response to a question.

He also stated that the airline intends to have 18 aircraft on the ground as part of its fleet within 12 months of its launch, with an additional 12 to 14 aircraft added every year after that, bringing the total number of aircraft in the fleet to 72 in five years.

We are very excited and serve a number of people with warmth and affection and kindness," he added.

Akasa Air would first offer flights from metros to Tier II and III cities. The CEO previously stated that there would be flights from metros to metros so that the aircraft may be relocated across the system.

Dube stated that after the airline has 20 planes in its fleet, it plans to begin international operations in the second part of the calendar year 2023.

(Inputs from PTI)

 

Datchanapriya is a journalism and mass communication student from Chennai. Has always been passionate about writing and connecting with people.

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