‘We are excited for you and your passengers,’ Boeing India tweeted, as Akasa Air, backed by billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, took delivery of its first 737 Max aircraft from the aircraft manufacturer.
‘Congratulations @AkasaAir on the delivery of your first 737-8! We are excited for you and your passengers,’ Boeing India tweeted.
Three months after Indian aviation regulator DGCA gave the green light to Max planes, Akasa Air had signed a deal with Boeing to purchase 72 Max aircraft.
Vinay Dube, Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Akasa Air, said, ‘This is indeed a symbolic milestone in the journey of Akasa Air, bringing us one step closer to the process of obtaining our Air Operator’s Permit (AOP) and leading to our commercial launch.’
The airline received the no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Civil Aviation in August 2021 to launch commercial flight operations.
With the pandemic on the wane, the aviation industry is set to be back in full swing, even as Jet Airways readies to take off again after operations came to a halt nearly three years ago.
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