A new airline company is going to hit the Indian aviation sector soon. This company is none other than Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's invested Akasa Air. The company received delivery of its first aircraft on Tuesday. With this, the company came close to obtaining the air operator permit required to start aviation operations.
Akasa Air has ordered 72 units of Boeing's 737 Max aircraft. He has received delivery of the first unit of the same batch. The ceremonial keys of the aircraft were handed over to the company on June 15 in Seattle, USA. Today, the company's leadership team was present at the Indira Gandhi International Airport to welcome the first aircraft. The company had recently shared a photo of its first aircraft on social media.
The company's founder, managing director and CEO Vinay Dubey expressed happiness over the early delivery of the aircraft in time. "The arrival of the first aircraft is a very happy occasion for all of us and it is an important milestone. This is a moment that brings us closer to becoming the greenest, most reliable and most affordable airline in the country. He said That Akasa Air is an example of the progress of the country's aviation sector and the best startup ecosystem. This is not only an important milestone for the Indian aviation sector, but it is also the story of a new India. Speaking on the occasion, Salil Gupte, President, Boeing India, said, "Aakasa Air is close to embarking on the journey of making air travel affordable for everyone. We are proud to be partners of Aakasa Air. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is providing uncountable growth and productivity opportunities for the aviation industry. We are excited that the upgraded 737 Max will assist Aakasa Air in efficiency and operations of the business by providing the best flight experience to customers. '