Akasa Air Is Approved To Operate In India By Civil Aviation Minister

13 October 2021 Current Affairs:No Objection Certificate was provided by Civil Aviation Minister for the Akasa Airto to be operated in India. 

Highlights:
♦ Akasa air was found by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala with ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube.
♦ It is set to start operating in mid-2022 with 70 planes in the following 4 years.
♦ These ULCC, Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Services airline, focuses on keeping operating costs lower than the typical budget airlines such as IndiGo and SpiceJet.
♦ Akasa Airline also has aviation industry veterans like former Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube and Aditya Ghosh, ex-IndiGo president, as part of the organisation.
♦ Airlines will serve all Indians regardless of their socio-economic or cultural backgrounds.
♦ In the low-cost carriers (LCC) model, airlines give away specific amenities, generally related to the full-service airline experience, like seat selection, food and beverages, etc., 
♦ There’ll be more unbundling services within the ultra-low-cost model, including checked-in baggage, cabin baggage, etc. 
♦ LCCs operate with lower fares, while ULCCs operate with minimal costs to make sure profitability.
 

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