Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-promoted Akasa Air’s first plane Boeing 737 MAX arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday, bringing it nearer to securing the obligatory Air Operator Allow to begin operations.
The airline had acquired the ceremonial keys for the plane in Seattle, the US, on June 15, Akasa Air mentioned in an announcement.
That is the primary supply out of the 72 Boeing 737 MAX planes that Akasa Air positioned an order with Boeing final November.
“Akasa Air as we speak, 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 workforce,” the airline mentioned within the assertion.
“The arrival of our first plane is a really glad second for all of us and marks an vital milestone, bringing us nearer to our imaginative and prescient of constructing India’s greenest, most reliable, and most inexpensive airline,” mentioned Vinay Dube, founder, Managing Director and Chief Govt Officer, Akasa Air.
Akasa Air is a first-rate instance of the progress made by Indian aviation in recent times, he mentioned, including “this isn’t only a important milestone for us and Indian aviation, but it surely’s the story of a brand new India”.
Boeing is proud to associate with Akasa Air as they embark on their journey in direction of making air journey inclusive and inexpensive for all, mentioned Boeing India president Salil Gupte.
“India is among the fastest-growing economies on the planet and affords huge development and productiveness alternatives for the aviation trade. We’re excited that the superior 737 MAX will assist Akasa Air drive efficiencies in enterprise and operations whereas offering its prospects with a superior flying expertise,” he added.