July 22, 2022
Akasa Air, the airline promoted by billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, is set to launch its commercial operation with its first flight on August 7 on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.
According to the reports, the airline stated that it will deploy a Boeing 737 Max plane on the route for commercial operation. Flight operations will be conducted on two Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Boeing has already delivered one aircraft and the second one will be delivered later this month. Also, it has begun the sale of tickets on 28 flights that will operate weekly on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route from August 7 as well as 28 flights on the Bengaluru-Kochi route from August 13.
Praveen Iyer, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air said “We kick-start operations with flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, with the brand-new Boeing 737 Max aircraft. We will adopt a phased approach to support our network expansion plans, progressively connecting more cities, as we add two aircraft to our fleet each month, in our first year.”