Akasa Air’s second aircraft arrives in India

Akasa Air’s second aircraft arrives in India

Airline on track to ramp up operations with a phased aircraft induction plan


National, July 26, 2022:  Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, today, welcomed the arrival of its second Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, VT-YAB, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The timely induction of the aircraft to the airline’s fleet will help boost Akasa Air’s operations and its phased approach to support network expansion plans. Akasa Air aims to induct 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023, focusing on connecting metro to tier-2 and tier-3 cities.


Earlier on June 21, Akasa Air had welcomed the first of its 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, VT-YAA in New Delhi, marking the first time in eight years that a domestic jet aircraft with new livery was seen in Indian skies.


Over the next five years, the airline will operate a fleet of 72 ultra-modern, brand-new 737 MAX aircraft powered by the highly fuel-efficient CFM LEAP B engine. This will make the airline the youngest and greenest fleet in the country. With lowest seat-mile costs for a single-aisle airplane and high dispatch reliability coupled with a premium passenger experience, the 737 MAX is one of the strategic factors that will give Akasa Air a competitive edge in India’s dynamic commercial aviation market. 


About Akasa Air

Akasa Air will be India’s newest and most dependable airline, offering warm and efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares - all in the Akasa Way. Akasa’s youthful personality, employee-centric philosophy, tech-led approach, and culture of service will make this commitment a reality for all Indians. The carrier plans to offer commercial flights starting in the summer of 2022 to support the growing demand across India.


With a commitment to being socially responsible, Akasa Air has placed a firm order of 72 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, powered by CFM fuel efficient, LEAP-1B engines. The 737 MAX family aircraft deliver superior efficiency in reducing fuel use and carbon emissions, fulfilling the airline's promise of being an environmentally friendly company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies.


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