Akasa Air orders more 737 Max

Boeing and Akasa Air at the signing ceremony. Photo: © Boeing

India’s newest airline Akasa Air and Boeing have signed a deal for four additional Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. This incremental order brings the airline’s total order book to 76 737 Max aircraft, including 23 regular Max 8 and 53 of the higher density Max 8-200.

Vinaj Dube, the founder and CEO of Akasa Air, said about the order: “In addition to supporting our rapid domestic expansion, these airplanes allow us to take full advantage of the category leading 737-8 aircraft with its unparalleled range, as we prepare our foray into international routes”, thus reaffirming his commitment to launch international flights as soon as the 20th aircraft is delivered to his airline.