Akasa Air now ready to operate on international routes with fleet of 20 airframes
The airline has so far managed to operate rather smoothly in the due course of time
Akasa Air has flown 4.3 million passengers with over 900 flights per week, besides becoming eligible to fly internationally with a fleet of 20 aircraft in its first year of commercial operations, which it completed on Monday, the airline said in a statement.
Owned by SNV Aviation Pvt Ltd and founded by former Jet Airways CEO, Vinay Dube along with others, Akasa Air commenced operations with its maiden flight taking off from Mumbai for Ahmedabad on August 7, 2022.
The airline has so far managed to operate rather smoothly in the due course of time.
In its first year of commercial operations, Akasa Air served 4.3 million passengers with a 4.9 per cent market share, and crossed the milestone of operating over 900 weekly flights with a published network of 35 unique routes across 16 destinations, the airline said in a statement on Monday.
Akasa Air has placed a firm order of 76 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft--23 B737-8s and 53 high-capacity B737-8-200 aircraft--powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines.
In addition, the airline said, it remains fully committed to placing a three-digit aircraft order by the end of 2023.
Akasa Air also said it continues to invest in training and has set up several learning academies in key cities across the country.
The airline also said it has also recently installed B737 - 8200 Max Mid Exit Door to ensure that the cabin crew is equipped to deal with emergencies in its newly-inducted aircraft, from the get-go.