Two weeks ago Akasa Air was granted the Air Operator Certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which allowed it to begin commercial operations.
“We kick-start operations with flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, with the brand-new Boeing 737 Max aircraft,” Praveen Iyer, co-founder and chief commercial officer, said.
“We will adopt a phased approach to support network expansion plans, progressively connecting more cities, as we add two aircraft to each month, in our first year,” he added.
Two weeks ago Akasa Air was granted the Air Operator Certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
The airline had said then, “This is a significant milestone, enabling us to open our flights for sale and leading to the start of commercial operations.”
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Days earlier the airline unveiled its crew uniform, explaining that it had focused on providing the best possible stretch to ensure their comfort over their busy flight schedules.
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The company said it is the first Indian airline to have introduced custom trousers and jackets, with fabric specially made for Akasa Air (using recycled polyester fabric which is made from pet bottle plastic salvaged from marine waste) and comfortable footwear for in-flight staff.