Jhunjhunwala’s Akasa Air Gets DGCA Nod, To Start Flying This Month

Akasa Air, India’s newest airline backed by billionaire and ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, today said it has received the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from aviation regulator DGCA and will start commercial operations later this month.

Akasa Air, in a statement, said the grant of the AOC marks the satisfactory completion of all regulatory and compliance requirements for the airline’s operational readiness.

The company further stated that the process concluded with the airline having successfully conducted a number of proving flights under the supervision of the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation).

It will start flying later this month with two aircraft, subsequently adding more aircraft to its fleet every month, the company informed today. Last month, Akasa Air had received its first Boeing 737 MAX.

The Jhunjhunwala-backed company, by the end of the fiscal 2023, would have 18 aircraft and thereafter 12-14 aircraft every 12 months, which will make up its total order of 72 aircraft delivered over five years.


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