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Akasa Air to start commercial flight operations on Aug 7

Ticket sales opened for services on Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Kochi-Bengaluru routes

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New airline Akasa Air on Friday said it will launch commercial flight operations on August 7. It will be operating its first service on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route using Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

In a statement, the carrier said it has opened ticket sales for 28 weekly flights it will be operating on Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Bengaluru-Kochi routes. Flight operations would begin on August 7 in Mumbai-Ahmedabad route and on August 13 in Bengaluru-Kochi route.

The carrier will launch commercial operations with two 737 Max aircraft. Boeing has delivered one Max plane and the second one's delivery is scheduled to take place later this month.

Praveen Iyer, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Akasa Air, said, “We kick-start operations with flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, with the brand-new Boeing 737 Max aircraft." 

"We will adopt a phased approach to support our network expansion plans, progressively connecting more cities, as we add two aircraft to our fleet each month, in our first year," he added. 

The carrier had on July 7 received its air operator certificate (AOC) from aviation regulator DGCA. 

With the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) giving its green light to Max planes in August 2021, Akasa Air signed a deal with Boeing on November 26 last year to purchase 72 Max aircraft.

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