The Ministry of Civil Aviation has given a no-objection certificates (NOC) for the operation of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed new airline ‘Akasa Air’ in India, an organization remark mentioned on Monday. The brand new airline goals to start out operations through the summer season of 2022, the protecting corporate, SNV Aviation Non-public Restricted, mentioned.
Akasa Air is sponsored through ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and ex-Jet Airlines CEO Vinay Dube. We’re extraordinarily satisfied and thankful to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for his or her toughen and for the grant of the NOC,” Dube, who’s now the CEO of Akasa Air, was once quoted as announcing within the remark. “We can proceed to paintings with the regulatory government on all further compliances required to effectively release Akasa Air,” he added.
Akasa Air additionally has former IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh on its board. The airline plans to perform roughly 70 planes within the subsequent 4 years.
Airbus is in dialog with Akasa for an airplane procurement deal, Airbus’ Leader Business Officer Christian Scherer instructed .