Akasa Air — backed by billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala — took supply of its first plane, a Boeing 737 Max, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
With that, India’s latest airline is now one step nearer in the direction of securing the air operator allow to start out operations.
Akasa Air had obtained the ceremonial keys for the plane in Seattle on June 15, in keeping with an announcement. That is the primary of the 72 planes the airline has ordered from Boeing Co.
“Akasa Air in the present day welcomed the arrival of the primary of its 72 Boeing 737 Max plane, on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport, within the presence of its management staff,” the assertion learn. “The arrival of our first plane… marks an vital milestone, bringing us nearer to our imaginative and prescient of constructing India’s greenest, most reliable, and most reasonably priced airline,” mentioned Vinay Dube, founder, managing director and chief government of Akasa Air.
Boeing is proud to associate with Akasa Air as they embark on their journey in the direction of making air journey inclusive and reasonably priced for all, mentioned Boeing India President Salil Gupte.
“India is likely one of the fastest-growing economies on the earth and gives monumental development and productiveness alternatives for the aviation trade,” he mentioned. “We’re excited that the Boeing 737 Max will assist Akasa Air drive efficiencies in enterprise and operations whereas offering its clients with a superior flying expertise.”