The first of Akasa Air's 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport today in the presence of the company's senior staff. The airline received the ceremonial keys to the aircraft on June 15th, 2022 in Seattle, USA.
Akasa Air is one step closer to acquiring an Air Operator's Permit (AOP), which is required for the airline to begin commercial flights in the country.
"The arrival of our first aircraft is a very joyous event for all of us and marks a significant milestone, bringing us closer to our mission of developing India's greenest, most dependable, and most economical airline," said Vinay Dube, Founder, Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Akasa Air.
“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”, added, Dube.
“We are proud to partner with Akasa Air as they embark on their journey towards making air travel inclusive and affordable for all,” said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India.
“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 added.