Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air plans first commercial flight in June

The airline aims to have 18 aircraft within 12 months from launch and will have 72 planes in five years, says CEO Vinay Dube

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The airline aims to have 18 aircraft within 12 months from launch and will have 72 planes in five years

Reuters Hyderabad
New Indian budget airline Akasa Air plans to launch its first commercial flight in June and is working to get all relevant licences, Chief Executive Vinay Dube said on Friday.
 
The airline is backed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, known as "India's Warren Buffett", who has teamed up with former chief executives of IndiGo and Jet Airways to tap into rising long-term prospects for domestic air travel in India.

The airline aims to have 18 aircraft within 12 months from launch and will have 72 planes in five years, Dube said speaking at an air show in the southern Indian

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 7:00 PM IST

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