Prepare to travel, another cheap airline ‘Akash Air’ is coming to India


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  • Akash Air ready to fly in late May or early June
  • The airline is preparing to add 18 aircraft by March 2023
  • Famous businessman Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has invested in this new airline.

New Delhi. Passengers please tie the seat belt. Another new airline Akash Air is preparing to take off in India. Famous businessman Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has invested in this new airline. Akash Air has said that it is ready to fly in late May or early June with the receipt of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The company said it will work to further democratize air travel in the country with reliable and affordable services.

Noted investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed airline is planning to add 18 aircraft to its fleet by the end of March 2023. Aakash Air Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vinay Dubey is overly optimistic despite the crisis clouding airlines due to the COVID pandemic. “If you look at the long-term future of commercial aviation in India, it is as exciting as anywhere else in the world,” he stressed.

Dubey said in a video call conversation that the Indian aviation sector is growing rapidly and Akash Air believes that the present phase is temporary and it will pass. The aviation sector has been hit hard by the pandemic and the revival of the industry has been dealt another blow with the advent of the Omicron form. Akash Air will fly as an economical aircraft carrier and the company has placed an order for 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which have low fuel consumption.

Akash Air will initially start services from metros to tier II and III cities. Dubey said that there will be flights from metros to metros as well. He added that Aakash Air will primarily focus on professionally managed, competitive cost structure, customer satisfaction, employee happiness and the airline’s financial health. Dubey said, “We expect to get our first aircraft in the second half of April, the first commercial flight will be operational in late May or early June.”

Dubey said the company has started recruitment and is finalizing other processes. Presently the airline has more than 50 employees. Dubey said, “We are excited about the aviation sector. One reason for this is that compared to most Western economies, only a few people fly in India. All this is about to change in the coming years and we want to be a part of that change. We want to contribute to this transformation and democratization of air travel.” Dubey said the airline aims to start overseas flights in the second half of 2023.



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