Rakesh Jhunjhunwala said, I want to thank you (Scindia) because people say that India’s bureaucracy is very bad. But the cooperation given by the civil aviation ministry to us is unbelievable.
Akasa Air’s first flight started on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route (PTI)
Mumbai: Akasa Air started on Sunday. Its first flight was virtually flagged off by Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. akasa air (Akasa Air) is the airline company of the country’s famous investor and stock broker Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. Scindia flagged off the first commercial flight of Akasa Air from Mumbai which flew to Ahmedabad. The business of Akasa Air is being looked after by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, along with airline giants Aditya Ghosh and Vinay Dubey. This company got the permission to fly from the Directorate of Civil Aviation ie DGCA on 7 July. Exactly a month after this, that is, on 7 August, the first flight took off. Akasa’s first commercial flight was named Mumbai-Ahmedabad.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala himself was present at the Mumbai airport at the inauguration of the flight. Praising the government, he said, I want to thank you (Scindia) because people say that India’s bureaucracy is very bad. But the cooperation given by the civil aviation ministry to us is unbelievable. Jhunjhunwala said, it is not possible anywhere in the world that the idea of starting an airline can be taken off the ground within 12 months.
What did Rakesh Jhunjhunwala say
Jhunjhunwala said that normally it takes 9 months for a child to be born and it took us 12 months. This would not have happened at all if we did not get cooperation from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The first flight of Akasa Air left from Mumbai on Sunday morning itself. After flagging off, the Union Minister said that this is indeed a new and big beginning in the airline sector in many ways. The world has seen big changes in the last one or two decades. The airline industry has also gone through good and bad times. This sector in India has seen new business, new entrepreneur and new idea. But in the last decade, many moving airlines have closed down. That’s why I say this (the launch of Akasa Air) is a new beginning for India. Scindia thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the new changes brought in the airline sector.
This flight will also start
Scindia said that Akasa Air is welcome in this new environment. The kind of boom that is seen in road and rail transport, the same development will be seen in the aviation industry in the coming times. Akasa plans to fly 72 aircraft in the next 5 years, so that the entire country can be covered by Akasa’s flight. In praise of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Scindia said that he has always been an innovative idea and the same will be seen in Akasa. Akasa Air is set to start services on Bengaluru-Kochi, Bengaluru-Mumbai and Chennai-Mumbai routes from August 13, August 19 and September 15 respectively.
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