Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, intends to hire nearly 1,000 new employees and expand its fleet by March 2024. According to CEO Vinay Dube, the airline’s total employee count would exceed 3,000 by that time, including 1,100 pilots and flight attendants.
The airline, which debuted seven months ago, will also begin international operations by the end of the year, though no destinations have been announced.
Akasa Air to hire 1000 staff
By the end of 2023, Akasa Air will place a “three-digit aircraft order,” Dube predicted. The airline has already placed orders for 72 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, of which 19 are already in service, with the 20th set to start flying in April. In the following fiscal year, Akasa Air plans to add nine planes to its fleet, bringing the total to 28. Dube predicted that by the end of the summer season, the airline would increase from 110 to 150 daily flights.
According to Dube, hiring is always done ahead of time to allow for training, and the number of scheduled aircraft deliveries determines the number of employees. He responded that the airline was fortunate to attract good talent and would keep focusing on being employee-centric when asked if post-pandemic hiring is a challenge.
In order to determine the routes and traffic rights that are available for potential international destinations, Dube said the airline was currently coordinating with the Ministry of Aviation. He said that the airline is looking at both east and west locations but was unable to give further details at this time.
Glory for QP
Akasa Air carried 361,000 passengers in February, making up 3% of the domestic market. According to the most recent official data, its on-time performance was 87%. Dube said he was happy with the accomplishment and expressed satisfaction with the airline’s progress to date.
Dube has expressed his extreme happiness with the recent accomplishments of the airlines. He claims that Akasa isn’t looking for a job in aviation, though.
“We do not have market share goals or position in the aviation industry aspirations. Instead, our goal is to make customers and employees happy. That is what we are doing, and if our cost structure is very solid, we can continue doing it. These three pillars are what we are concentrating on, so.”Vinay Dube, Akasa Air CEO
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