Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-Backed Akasa Air Will get Its First Boeing 737 MAX

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The airline had acquired the ceremonial keys for the plane in Seattle on June 15, mentioned.


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, mentioned in an announcement.

That is the primary supply out of the 72 Boeing 737 MAX planes that positioned an order with Boeing final November.

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 workforce,” the airline mentioned within the assertion.

“The arrival of our first plane is a really glad second for 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.

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 as they embark on their journey in direction of making air journey inclusive and inexpensive for all, mentioned Boeing president Salil Gupte.

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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.