Akasa Air has placed an order for four additional Boeing 737-8 jets, bringing the Indian carrier’s total Boeing order to 76 jets. Delivery of the aircraft is expected to take place over the next four years.
The additional four aircraft will join Akasa Air’s current fleet of 19 737-8s as part of the airline’s plans for international growth and future regional expansion.
“We are excited to add four more Boeing 737-8 airplanes into our fleet, taking our initial order of 72 aircraft up to 76 jets over the next four years,” said Vinay Dube, co-founder and CEO of Akasa Air. “In addition to supporting our rapid domestic expansion, these airplanes allow us to take full advantage of the category-leading 737-8 aircraft with its unparalleled range as we prepare our foray into international routes.”
“This follow-on order by Akasa demonstrates the market-leading capabilities of the 737 MAX in the world’s fastest-growing commercial aviation market,” added Brad McMullen, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “The efficiency and range of the 737-8 support Akasa Air’s plan to expand domestic and regional networks.”
Image: Boeing and Akasa Air signing