“SNV Aviation Pvt. Ltd., that will fly under the brand name Akasa Air, announced that it has received a No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of Civil Aviation as it embarks on its journey to offer Indian flyers a warm, efficient, reliable, and affordable travel experience,” the airline company said in a statement.
The airline will now apply to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for an Air Operators Permit or AOP. The airline will be able to start operations after they receive the AOP, which may take between three to six months.
“We are extremely happy and grateful to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for their support and for the grant of the NOC. We will continue to work with the regulatory authorities on all additional compliances required to successfully launch Akasa Air,” Vinay Dube, CEO of Akasa Air was quoted in the release.
Akasa Air plans to offer flights across India starting in the summer of 2022 with an endeavour to be the nation’s most dependable, affordable and greenest airline, the airline said.
“At Akasa Air, we believe having a robust air transportation system is critical for our nation’s progress. It is this belief that has motivated us to create a modern, efficient, quality conscious airline. Moreover, Akasa Air will serve all Indians regardless of their socio-economic or cultural backgrounds with warmth, inclusiveness and respect. Because at the end of the day, it is these qualities that connect people and cultures and help Indians realise their dreams,” Dube was further quoted.
With Akasa’s announcement, the aviation industry in India will see launch of two new airlines next year. , which ceased to operate in April 2019, due to financial crunch had also announced to start operations with new promoters in 2022.