Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 Max aircraft for its Indian service

In a joint statement, Akasa Air and Boeing stated that the order includes the 737-8 and high-capacity 737-8-200 models of the 737 MAX family.

Akasa Air, the new airline, backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, has placed an order with US aerospace company Boeing for 72 ‘737 Max’ planes in preparation for its launch in India, a statement said on Tuesday.

According to the joint statement by Akasa Air and Boeing, the order includes two variants from the 737 MAX family, the 737-8 and the 737-8-200. Akasa Air was granted a no-objection certificate (NOC) by the Ministry of Civil Aviation last month.