Little over a yr after commencing operations, Akasa Air has acquired approval from the civil aviation ministry for beginning worldwide flights and is trying to fly to locations in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Center East.
The airline, which is at present grappling with pilot scarcity points, has a fleet of 20 plane and plans to start out flying to abroad locations by year-end.
Akasa Air Founder and CEO Vinay Dube, on Wednesday, mentioned the ministry has designated the airline as a world scheduled operator.
“This new designation will enable us to fly internationally, enabling us to take one step nearer to our dream of launching worldwide operations earlier than the top of this yr.
“We are actually working with all related authorities on our request for visitors rights and can quickly be capable to announce the worldwide vacation spot we are going to fly to,” he mentioned in a press release.
Dube mentioned the airline is focusing on locations throughout the vary of a Boeing 737 MAX from India in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Center East.
“We’re additionally on observe to announce a three-digit plane order by the top of this yr to serve the rising journey demand,” he mentioned.