Akasa Air gets DGCA licence, to start operations by July-end | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Akasa Air gets DGCA licence, to start operations by July-end

By, New Delhi
Jul 07, 2022 06:20 PM IST

Akasa Air, backed by by ace stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, will start services in late July.

Akasa Air on Thursday got Air Operator Certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). An ANI input, quoting the aviation watchdog, said the airline can start operations.

Representational image.
Representational image.

The startup carrier, promoted by ace stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, will start services in late July.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

In a statement, the airline said, “This is a significant milestone, enabling us to open our flights for sale and leading to the start of commercial operations.”

It had taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 max aircraft in India on June 21. Last November, Akasa Air had announced ordering 72 '737 Max' aircraft from Boeing. The order includes two variants from the 737 MAX family -- 737-8 and 737-8-200.

The airline unveiled the first look of its crew uniform on Monday, adding that it focuses on providing the best possible stretch to ensure their comfort over their busy flight schedules. The company said it is the first Indian airline to have introduced custom trousers and jackets, with their fabric specially made for Akasa Air (using recycled polyester fabric which is made from pet bottle plastic salvaged from marine waste) and comfortable sneakers for its airline in-flight crew keeping in mind ergonomics, aesthetics and comfort.

In December last year, the company unveiled its brand logo which it said has been inspired by the element of the sky.

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Get Current Updates on India News, Elections Result, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live, Lok Sabha Elections Results 2024, Weather Today along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Follow the latest breaking news and developments from India and around the world with Hindustan Times' newsdesk. From politics and policies to the economy and the environment, from local issues to national events and global affairs, we've got you covered.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On