Akasa Air Gets Operator Certificate To Start Operations; Know Its Airline Code
New Delhi: Akasa Air is all set to take to the skies by the end of July 2022.
India’s newest airline on Thursday received the decisive go-ahead to commence commercial operations — Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“We are pleased to announce the receipt of our Air Operator Certificate (AOC). This is a significant milestone, enabling us to open our flights for sale and leading to the start of commercial operations,” Akasa Air tweeted.
AOC represents the final step of a comprehensive process for completion of all regulatory and compliance requirements for the airline to take off.
Akasa Air, whose airline code is QP, will commence commercial operations by the end of July with two aircraft. Planes will be added to its fleet every month so that by the end of 2022-23 fiscal year, the airline will have 18 aircraft. Thereafter, 12-14 aircraft will be added every 12 months, to complete its order of 72 over five years.
The low-cost airline, which revealed its crew uniform three days ago, is backed by billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.
“We are extremely thankful to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and DGCA for their constructive guidance, active support and the highest levels of efficiency throughout the AOC process. We now look forward to opening our flights for sale, leading to the start of commercial operations by late July. This will begin our journey towards building India’s greenest, most dependable, and most affordable airline,” said Vinay Dube, Founder and CEO of Akasa Air.
“This is not just a significant milestone for Akasa Air and Indian aviation, but also a testimony to the story of a vibrant and resilient India,” Dube added.