airline took off from Mumbai to Ahmedabad heralding another round stiff
competition in the aviation sector.
Mr Scindia along
with MoS, Ministry of Civil Aviation, General (Dr.) VK Singh and Mr Rajiv
Bansal, Secretary MoCA flagged off the first flight of Akasa Air from Delhi
which took off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (T1) in
Mumbai on Sunday, August 07, at 10:05 hours . Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Founder
Akasa Air, Mrs. Rekha Jhunjhunwala and Mr Vinay Dube, CEO and founder, Akasa
Air, Neelu Khatri Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Akasa Air were also
present in the event
Speaking at the
event, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia said “The
inaugural flight today is a new dawn in the history of Civil Aviation in India.
Civil aviation industry which was considered very elitist, but now because of
his vision we are seeing a transformation
in terms of accessibility, availability affordability and inclusion in
the Civil Aviation which we have never seen before. In this new environment I
would like to welcome Akasa Air and I am very confident that in coming day
Akasa Air will certainly make a very important mark.”
Akasa Air is the
7th schedule airline with brand name of SNV Aviation having Corporate Headquarters
at Mumbai with Boeing Max - 8 aircraft. Akasa Air plans to be a low-cost
carrier with single fleet and all economy seats.
Akasa Air is
planning to expand its activities to 72 aircrafts in next five years which will significantly enhance the domestic aviation
services in India.