Akasa Air: India now have a new low-cost option to fly

    Akasa Air is all set to take off as the airline gets the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) that clears the path to fly soon. Promoted by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala , the newest airline had unveiled the first look of its airline crew uniform.

    Akasa plans to induct somewhat 18 aircrafts by end of financial year FY23. Akasa Air is one of the most awaited low-cost airlines to enter the aviation industry.

    Akasa Air tweeted saying, “We are pleased to announce the receipt of our Air Operator Certificate (AOC).”

    “This is a significant milestone, enabling us to open our flights for sale and leading to the start of commercial operations,” the airline said.

    In a statement today, Akasa Air said that the grant of the AOC is the final step of a comprehensive and rigorous process laid down by the DGCA and marks the satisfactory completion of all regulatory and compliance requirements for the airline’s operational readiness

    Akasa Air to start operations in July 2022 with 2 aircrafts

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    Akasa Air ready to take off – image courtesy Akasa Air twitter

    Akasa Air stated that from late July, the airline will commence commercial operations with two aircraft, subsequently adding to its fleet, every month.

    By the end of the fiscal year 2022-23, Akasa Air plans to have inducted 18 aircraft and thereafter 12-14 aircraft every 12 months, which will make up its order of 72 delivered over five years.

    Vinay Dube, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, of Akasa Air said “We are extremely thankful to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the DGCA for their constructive guidance, active support, and the highest levels of efficiency throughout the AOC process. We now look forward to opening our flights for sale, leading to the start of commercial operations by late July. This will begin our journey towards building India’s greenest, most dependable, and most affordable airline”.


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