On Tuesday, Akasa Air, an Indian low-cost carrier backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala that expects to begin flight operations in July 2022, announced that its airline code will be “QP.”
“Quite Proud to announce our airline code – QP!,” the airline tweeted with a card that said;
‘QP – Abhi toh party shuru hui hai’.
Quite Proud to announce our airline code – QP! pic.twitter.com/7oiClGqUj1— Akasa Air (@AkasaAir) May 17, 2022Advertisement
Every airline in the world has a two-character unique designator code. IndiGo’s code is “6E,” Go First’s is “G8,” and Air India’s is “AI.”
The airline has already secured a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Civil Aviation to begin commercial flying operations in August 2021. The airline is supported by aviation veterans Vinay Dube and Aditya Ghosh, in addition to Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.
With the Directorate General of Civil Aviation giving the green light to Boeing 737 Max aircraft in late August last year, this new Indian carrier has ordered (72) 737 MAX airplanes to build its fleet which is valued at nearly $9 billion at list prices, the order is a key endorsement of the 737 family’s capability to serve the rapidly growing Indian market.