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Wait is over! Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air will launch its first flight on Aug 7, bookings open

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The way for Akasa Air planes to take off has been cleared. A new airline company’s planes are going to fly in the Indian aviation sector soon. The company got the delivery of its first aircraft last month. Since then people were waiting for Akasa Air to take off. Now the wait for such people is over. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s airline Akasa Air has started booking for flights starting 7 August. Let us tell you that a few days ago the Air Operator Certificate was issued to the aviation regulator DGCA company.

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Akasa Air is going to start its first commercial flight from August 7, 2022. The first flight of Akasa Air will take off from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. In the first phase, airlines flights will connect four cities Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kochi. The booking of tickets for Akasa Air flights has started from July 22, 2022 i.e. today.

Actually, big news has come about Akasa Air, the airline of veteran investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, popularly known as Big Bull. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air will make its first commercial flight on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route on August 7 in a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Akasa Air, in a statement issued on Friday, said it has started selling tickets on 28 flights, which will operate weekly on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route from August 7, as well as 28 flights on the Bengaluru-Kochi route from August 13.

The airline carrier said flight operations would be carried out on two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Boeing has already made deliveries on the plane. At the same time, the delivery of the second is scheduled for the end of this month. Praveen Iyer, co-founder and chief commercial officer of Akasa Air, was quoted by sources as saying that we begin operations between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with flights with the new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

We will take a phased approach to support our network expansion plans, Iyer said. Will connect more and more cities as we add two planes to our fleet every month. Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) granted its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to Akasa Air on July 7. On November 26 last year, Akasa Air signed a deal with Boeing to buy 72 MAX aircraft after getting the green light from the DGCA in August.

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