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India’s Akasa Air set to finalise order for 150 Boeing jets – report

India's Akasa Air nears order for 150 Boeing jets - report

According to a report, Akasa Air plans to complete an order for about 150 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbody aircraft, marking the company’s most recent attempt to capitalize on the travel boom in the fastest-growing aviation market in the world.

The two sources familiar with the ongoing talks said that contract negotiations are ongoing and that an announcement about a deal is anticipated at Wings India, the nation’s largest civil aviation event, which is scheduled for January 18–21.

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With a fleet consisting of roughly two dozen planes, the airline presently flies domestic routes. When roughly 10% of the company’s pilots abruptly departed last year, it severely disrupted flight operations.

The news agency quoted sources to report that the new plane order is intended to support Akasa’s domestic and international expansion. The airline will also be able to start operating from India to overseas locations like Southeast Asia and the Middle East with the new order.

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Boeing, which has been trailing Airbus in the rapidly expanding Indian market—where SpiceJet is among its other clients—will benefit from Akasa‘s order as well.

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