Akasa air’s first aircraft photos released, as it gets ready at Boeing production facility in Portland, USA
The airline is expected to receive its first aircraft in India by mid-June and launch its commercial operations by July 2022
National, 23rd May 2022: Akasa Air, India’s newest and most dependable airline has released the ‘first look’ photographs of its aircraft from Boeing production facility in Portland as it gets ready for delivery.
The airline recently reaffirmed its commitment of being on track to receive its first aircraft in India by mid-June and launch commercial operations in India by July 2022. It plans to fly 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023 across domestic routes in the country, focusing on metro to tier-2 / tier-3 cities
Akasa Air will operate a fleet of ultra-modern, brand new 737 MAX aircraft powered by the highly fuel-efficient CFM LEAP B engine, making it the youngest and greenest fleet in the country. Providing the lowest seat-mile costs for a single-aisle airplane as well as high dispatch reliability and an enhanced passenger experience, the 737 MAX is one of the strategic factors that will give Akasa Air a competitive edge in its dynamic home market.
India's growing economy and expanding population will fuel strong demand for commercial flights, driving the need for an estimated 1000 new airplanes in India over the next 20 years
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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