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17 February, 2024

India’s fastest-growing airline, Akasa Air announces operations from Doha

Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline announced operations from Doha, the first international destination on its rapidly expanding network. Starting 28 March 2024, Akasa Air will operate four non-stop flights a week, connecting Mumbai with Doha, enhancing air connectivity between Qatar and India. 

Akasa Air was born with a purpose to make air travel inclusive and affordable through its commitment to quality product and service excellence. Since its inception in August 2022, Akasa Air has established a strong presence in 20 cities across India flying a record of over 7.75 million passengers and carrying over 50,000 tonnes of cargo. The launch of operations to Qatar marks the airline’s next phase of growth aimed at taking the warm and efficient Akasa experience to the world at affordable fares.

Doha, the capital city and commercial hub of Qatar, is one of the key economic engines of the Middle East region and is also known for its modern architecture and cultural heritage. There has been a notable surge in air travel demand between Qatar and India over the past few years.

Flight schedule:



From city


To city


Operating days




Commences March 28, 2024








Wednesday, Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday






2:45 (+1)

Wednesday, Thursday,
Saturday and Sunday


*Above timings are in local time for Mumbai and Doha respectively

Commenting on the announcement, Vinay Dube, Founder and CEO, Akasa Air said, “We are delighted to announce our international operations with the launch of our first destination - Doha, to our growing network. The introduction of four flights a week, connecting directly with Mumbai, a key Indian commercial hub, will cater to a diverse set of travellers from the two countries, facilitating tourism, commerce and strengthening bilateral ties.

03 August, 2023

Akasa Air welcomes its 20th aircraft in India...737 - MAX 8 200

Akasa Air has welcomed its 20th aircraft to its fleet becoming the first airline in Asia to add the 737-MAX 8 200 variant. The aircraft has the registration VT YAV, and the airline received the plane directly from Boeing in Seattle, USA on July 28, 2023. The jet arrived in Bengaluru on the morning of 1st August marking a new milestone for the carrier.  

Akasa Air is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, having reached a fleet size of 20 aircraft within a year of commencing operations. Indian regulations require airlines to have at least 20 aircraft in their fleet to become eligible for international operations and this milestone enables Akasa Air to fly internationally. 

Vinay Dube – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, at Akasa Air, said, “Akasa Air is merely an expression of what India is capable of achieving. Today’s landmark addition to our fleet, heralds the international chapter of growth in Akasa’s story, and makes us extremely optimistic about our future. We are very excited at the prospect of showcasing our unique and distinct service to the world.   Going from 0 to 20 aircraft within 12 months is not just an Akasa record but a record that encapsulates the potential of our great country and one for our whole nation to be proud of” 

“I am particularly gratified in the way our airline has grown. The unprecedented pace of our expansion is fuelled by the passion of our employees, who strive to make air travel increasingly accessible and reliable. We have recorded the highest on-time performance for several consecutive months in 2023 and are especially proud to have achieved this milestone without compromising on our unflinching commitment to service leadership”, Vinay added.  

The Boeing 737- MAX 8 - 200 aircraft aligns with Akasa Air’s continued efforts to control operating costs while enhancing the customer experience.  In addition to being the most environmentally progressive aircraft, the best-in-class legroom complements Akasa Air’s commitment towards building an airline that is customer obsessed, economically sustainable and socially responsible. 

23 June, 2023

Akasa Air signs up for 4 more Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets....

India's newest airline increases 737 order book to 76 jets

The growth strategy continues at pace.

Boeing and Akasa Air announced an order for four additional 737 MAX 8 jets at the Paris Air Show. 

Fledgling carrier, Akasa Air, launched operations in 2022 with its first 737 MAX 8 and has rapidly grown its market share and fleet to 19 aeroplanes across 16 destinations to support the fast-growing market in India.

With the order of four additional aircraft, the Indian carrier's order book comprises 76 jets, which include 23 737 MAX 8s and 53 high-capacity 737 MAX 8-200 aeroplanes.

"As the world's fastest-growing airline, we are excited to add four more Boeing 737 aeroplanes 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 aeroplanes allow us to take full advantage of the category-leading 737 aircraft with its unparalleled range, as we prepare our foray into international routes," said Vinay Dube, Founder and CEO, Akasa Air. "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."

Brad McMullen, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing 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 MAX 8 support Akasa Air's plan to expand domestic and regional networks."

The 737 MAX family provides Akasa Air with greater range and fuel efficiency, reducing fuel use and carbon emissions 20% compared to older-generation airplanes. In addition, the 737 MAX is a quieter aeroplane with a 50% smaller noise footprint.

07 February, 2023

Leasing giant Avolon delivered five Boeing 737 MAX jets to Akasa Air

Avolon’s first lease deal with India’s newest airline


Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, has confirmed it has completed the delivery of 5 new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft to Akasa Air, India’s newest airline.  Delivery of the aircraft commenced in December 2022 and was completed in January 2023. This sale and leaseback transaction is Avolon’s first deal with Akasa.

Paul Geaney, President and Chief Commercial Officer at Avolon commented: “We are excited to support new entrants to the market, so it is a pleasure to have completed this transaction to lease 5 new narrowbody aircraft to Akasa. We congratulate Akasa on their successful launch and look forward to building on our strong relationship with them.”

Bhavin Joshi, Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President - Leasing & Procurement at Akasa Air commented: “Since our launch last August we have rapidly added capacity, new routes and welcomed one million passengers to our unique offering. We are delighted to join hands with Avolon and will continue to invest in new technology aircraft that can offer superior reliability and carbon efficiency.”

Akasa Air hopes to have a fleet of 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft powered by the highly fuel-efficient CFM LEAP-1B engine, over a period of five years.  The 737 MAX family provides low seat-mile costs for a single-aisle aeroplane as well as high dispatch reliability. Every aircraft will feature the Boeing Sky Interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls, window reveals and LED lighting that enhances the cabin experience.

23 May, 2022

Akasa Air shows off first new 737 MAX jet

Akasa Air, India’s newest airline that aims to be dependable offering warm and efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares is getting ready to fly with its first Boeing 737 MAX jet.

Akasa’s youthful personality, employee-centric philosophy, tech-led approach, and culture of service will be a key part of the carrier's growth as it seeks to make a big mark on India's commercial aviation industry. 

Akasa Air has placed a firm order of 72 Boeing 737 MAX aeroplanes, powered by CFM fuel-efficient, LEAP-1B engines. With a fleet of 737 MAX jets, Akasa plans to have the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies.



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17 November, 2021

Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Boeing and Akasa Air, a brand of SNV Aviation, announced the new Indian carrier has ordered 72 737 MAX aeroplanes to build its fleet. The deal is valued at nearly $9 billion at list prices, yet the true order value is nearer $4 billion according to sources close to the deal.

Akasa Air will be the most dependable airline in India, offering efficient customer service, reliable operations, and affordable fares - all in the Akasa Way. Akasa Air's empathetic and youthful personality, employee-friendly culture, customer-service philosophy, and a tech-led approach will make this commitment a reality for all Indians. The carrier plans to offer commercial flights starting in the summer of 2022.

At the 2021 Dubai Airshow, Akasa Air CEO Vinay Dube said, "We are delighted to partner with Boeing for our first aeroplane order and thank them for their trust and confidence in Akasa Air's business plan and leadership team. We believe that the new 737 MAX aeroplane will support our aim of running not just a cost-efficient, reliable and affordable airline, but also an environmentally friendly company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies."

Dube added, "India is one of the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world with an unparalleled potential. We are already witnessing a strong recovery in air travel, and we see decades of growth ahead of us. Akasa Air's core purpose is to help power India's growth engine and democratize air travel by creating an inclusive environment for all Indians regardless of their socio-economic or cultural backgrounds."

Akasa Air's order includes two variants from the 737 MAX family, the 737-8 and the high-capacity 737-8-200. Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO said: "We are honoured that Akasa Air, an innovative airline focused on customer experience and environmental sustainability, has placed its trust in the 737 family to drive affordable passenger service in one of the world's fastest-growing aviation regions,"

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