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Akasa Air’s Boeing 1st aircraft lands at Delhi, supported by Rakesh Jhunwala

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Rakesh Jhunwala, ace investor and stock market maverick, supported India’s newest airline AkasaAir on Tuesday as the aircraft arrived at the Indira Gandhi International airport.
It was in the presence its leadership team that the aircraft touched down. The airline was presented with the ceremonial keys to the aircraft in Seattle, US, on June 15, 2022.
Akasa Air placed a firm purchase of 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts, powered with CFM fuel efficient, LEAP-1B engine.

Akasa Air’s first plane was delivered, which brings it closer to obtaining an Air Operator’s Permit (AOP), required to start commercial operations within the country.
The arrival of our first aircraft is a very happy moment for all of us and marks an important milestone, bringing us closer to our vision of building India’s greenest, most dependable, and most affordable airline, said Vinay Dube, Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Akasa Air while commenting on the arrival of the aircraft.
“Akasa Air is an excellent example of Indian aviation’s recent progress and is also a testament the country’s vibrant startup ecosystem. Dube said that this is more than a milestone for Indian aviation. It’s also the story of a “new India”.
To meet the increasing demand in India, the airline will offer commercial flights beginning in 2022.
India is one of fastest-growing economies and presents enormous growth opportunities for the aviation sector. The Boeing is thrilled that Akasa will benefit from the advanced 737 MAX, which will enable it to improve its business and operations, while also providing a superior experience for customers, stated Salil Gupte of Boeing India.

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