Another budget airline takes off

2022-08-08 16:47:16 Logistics News (Airlines & Aviation)

Another budget 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.

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