Akasa Air has been in the news for all the good reasons of late. The budget carrier is likely finalizing a massive order to further boost its operations. Akasa Air is planning to order around 150 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. It is likely that the airline will make an announcement during the Wings India event, which is scheduled from January 18-21.
As India’s newest airline, Akasa Air has quickly taken a 4% market share since its launch in 2022. By contrast, the airlines within the Tata Group hold a combined market share of 26%, while India’s leading carrier, IndiGo commands a whopping 60% of the industry.
Akasa Air’s Three-Digit Aircraft Order
Last December, reliable sources at Akasa Air indicated that the airline would likely announce a three-digit aircraft order in early 2024. With talks already under way for the Boeing 737 MAX fleet, the airline is in a position to make a tactical change that has the potential to completely alter Indian aviation.
Plans to Expand to International Destinations
The order of 150 aircraft will likely include options for future purchases, in line with Akasa Air’s long-term goals. The narrow-body Boeing 737 MAX planes are well-suited for flights to adjacent countries. This will provide India with access to Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Passengers can not only get more options when flying out but will also get flights to India from popular destinations in these regions.
Akasa Air is positioning itself for a transformative chapter and aims to soar further in the competitive skies of the Indian aviation industry. Things will be confirmed after the official announcement at the Wings India event.
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