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Rakesh Jhubjhunwala Akasa Air: Akasa Air's first aircraft takes delivery in Delhi, may soon get air operator permit to start service

Punjab Tribune Bureau | June 21, 2022 12:50 PM

NEW DELHI: Akasa Air's first aircraft Boeing 737 MAX, backed by stock market bigbull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, landed at Delhi Airport on Tuesday, bringing it closer to securing the mandatory Air Operator Permit from DGCA, the regulator of the airlines sector in the country, before starting commercial operations.

According to Akasa Air, the aircraft was handed over to the airline on June 15 in Seattle, USA. This is the first delivery of 72 Boeing 737 MAX planes that Akasa Air ordered to Boeing last November.

 

 

According to Akasa Air, the airline has welcomed the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the presence of its team. Vinay Dubey, MD & CEO, Akasa Air, said that Akasa Air is a prime example of the progress made by Indian aviation in recent years, adding, "This is not only a significant milestone for us and Indian aviation, but This is the story of a new India.

“The arrival of our first aircraft is a very happy movement for all of us and marks an inportent milestone, bringing us closer to our vision of building India’s greenest, most dependable, nad most affordable airline, “said Vinay Dute.

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