Akasa Air has received the Civil Aviation Ministry’s clearance to begin operating foreign flights just a little over a year. Currently, the airline is looking into flights to the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. They currently have a fleet of 20 aircraft and plan to start operating international flights by the end of the year. So, welcome Akasa Air, the International Scheduled Operator!
Akasa Air Is The International Scheduled Operator!
The civil aviation ministry received a letter from Akasa on August 4 asking for permission to appoint it as a scheduled international carrier and then to propose the distribution of traffic rights.
Vinay Dube, the founder and CEO of Akasa Air, revealed that the ministry has given the airline the designation of an international scheduled operator. According to the statement, because of Akasa Air’s successful operations, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has recognised them as an international scheduled operator. With this new designation, they will be able to fly worldwide, bringing them much closer to their goal of beginning operations overseas before the year is up.
Further, they are currently coordinating their request for traffic rights with the pertinent agencies. And they will soon be ready to reveal the international location they will be flying to. They are aiming for locations in Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East that are reachable by 737 MAX from India.
To Announce 3-Digit Aircraft Order By The End Of This Year
In order to meet the rising travel demand, they are also on pace to announce a 3-digit aircraft order by the end of this year. Through careful planning and an experienced team, they have always placed a priority on dependability and customer satisfaction, which has allowed us to become one of the airlines with the quickest rate of expansion in the annals of civil aviation.
Under Indian civil aviation legislation, airlines can obtain international flying advantages if they operate for five years or have a fleet of 20 aircraft. Right now, both sides of the border are practically out of air traffic rights for popular destinations including Singapore, Qatar, and the UAE.
However, an official added that since Go First’s operations have been frozen since May, the government may think about reconsidering those rights.
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