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Akasa Air Orders Four Additional Boeing 737-8 MAX Jets

Akasa Air has today ordered four additional Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes. The carrier commenced operations in 2022 with their first 737-8, and has rapidly grown their market share in India with a fleet of 19 airplanes and service to 16 destinations.

Akasa Air signing at Paris Air Show 2023 for four 737-8s – Courtesy Boeing

On Wednesday (June 21, 2023) from the Paris Air Show, Boeing announced that Akasa Air has placed an additional order for four 737-8s. Since launching service in 2022 with their first 737-8, the carrier has rapidly grown their market share in India with a fleet of 19 aircraft and service to 16 destinations. Including today’s order, Akasa Air’s orderbook with Boeing expands to 76 jets, including 23 737-8s and 53 high-capacity 737-8-200 airplanes. As passenger traffic in India grows above pre-pandemic levels, the versatile 737-8 is supporting Akasa Air’s growth strategy and domestic network, positioning the airline for future regional expansion.

In today’s announcement, Akasa Air’s Founder and CEO, Vinay Dube, said,

“As the world’s fastest growing airline, 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 which will be delivered over the next four years. 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. The fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions of the 737-8 allows us to remain focused on sustainable operations, while also providing our environmentally conscious passengers with a more comfortable way to fly. Sustainability is at the core of our business, and we strive for more opportunities to reduce our impact to the environment.”

Also commenting on Akasa Air’s incremental order, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and marketing, Brad McMullen, said,

“This follow-on order by Akasa demonstrates the market-leading capabilities of the 737 MAX in the world's fastest-growing commercial aviation market. The efficiency and range of the 737-8 support Akasa Air's plan to expand domestic and regional networks.”

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services. The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP. Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide. As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

Source: Boeing/PRNewswire


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