Akasa Air gets DGCA’s Air License

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave the “Air Operator Certificate” to Akasa Air on July 7, 2022.

Key Points

  • Akasa is a start-up carrier, that has been promoted by ace stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.
  • It will start giving services in July end.
  • Akasa Air recently took the delivery of its first Boeing 737 max aircraft on June 21, 2022 in India.
  • The start-up carrier had ordered 72 ‘737 Max’ aircraft from Boeing in November 2021.
  • It includes two variants from 737 MAX family, viz., 737-8 and 737-8-200.

Significance of the operator certificate

Receiving the “Air Operator Certificate” is an important milestone. This certificate has enabled the carrier to open their flights for sale. It has also led to start of commercial operations.

First crew uniform

The Akasa airline also unveiled the first look of its crew uniform. The uniform focuses to provide best possible stretch, in order to ensure comfort of the crew over busy flight schedules. Akasa has become the first Indian airline to introduce the custom trousers and jackets. Fabric of the cloth has been made by using recycled polyester fabric. Recycled polyester fabric has been made using pet bottle plastic recovered from marine waste. Akasa will also provide comfortable sneakers for in-flight crew, considering the aesthetics, ergonomics, and comfort.

Brand logo

Brand logo for the company was unveiled in December 2021. Logo has been inspired by element of the sky.

About Akasa Air

Akasa is an Indian low-cost, brand of SNV Aviation Private Limited airline. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Vinay Dube is the CEO of Akasa Air. By the end of 2022, he aims to launch 18 aircraft and further aims to add 12-14 aircraft every year.



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