Akasa Air, an Indian low-cost airline backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala on Wednesday takes the delivery of its very first 737 Max aircraft from Boeing in Seattle, USA.
It is worth mentioning that Akasa Air order 72 737 MAX aircraft last year to build its fleet, which is valued at roughly $9 billion. The airline placed the order months after the Indian aviation authority, the DGCA gives green light to Max planes in India.
Vinay Dube, the Founder, MD, and CEO of Akasa Air, commented on the successful delivery of the first aircraft on Thursday, saying, “This is indeed a symbolic milestone in the journey of Akasa Air, bringing us one step closer to the process of obtaining our Air Operator’s Permit (AOP) and leading to our commercial launch.”
In a statement, the airline said;
“With a strong commitment to democratize the skies, the airlines’ total order of 72 aircraft includes an initial delivery of 18 aircraft by March 2023, followed by delivery of the remaining 54 aircraft over the course of the next four years.”
Akasa Air Gets Airline Code
Last month, Akasa Air, which is expected to begin flight operations in July/August 2022 has already gets its airline code ‘QP’. Every airline in the world has a two-character unique designator code. IndiGo’s code is “6E,” Go First’s is “G8,” an Air India’s is “AI.”
Akasa Air Gets NOC
It must be noted that in August 2021, Akasa Air has secured a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India to begin commercial flying operations.
SNV Aviation Pvt. Ltd., which will fly under the brand name Akasa Air is supported by aviation veterans Vinay Dube and Aditya Ghosh, in addition to Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.