By year’s end, Akasa Air plans to place an order for a fleet of aircraft that would number in the three digits, the company announced on Wednesday.
Vinay Dube, the founder and CEO of the company, stated that it hopes to open a learning academy in Bangalore and expand internationally by the end of the year.
Additionally, he stated that of the 72 aircraft that Akasa has previously ordered, 18 have already been delivered. “By the end of the year we will place a large order for aircraft. I’m not going to disclose the number but the order will be in three digits and it will be significant,” Dube said in a press conference.
According to Dube, Akasa would hire 300 pilots in the upcoming year and also establish a learning centre in Bangalore. He estimates that during the next ten years, Akasa Air will require at least 3,500 pilots.
According to a statement from the company, after six months of launch, it has become the nation’s fastest-growing airline. Akasa Air is the third-largest domestic airline in the city, with 36 daily flights.
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