Akasa Air has maintained for a long time that it won’t wait too long to start operating international flights. And it seems that it is preparing well to execute those plans, with its CEO recently commenting that the airline will hire hundreds of new employees to support its upcoming overseas operations. Akasa isn’t even a year old but has made significant strides in network and fleet expansion, and starting international flights seems like a logical next step.
Indian low-cost carrier Akasa Air plans to increase its workforce significantly as it gets ready to fly overseas in the near future
Akasa operates a fleet of boeing 737 MAX planes, which means that it will look to fly to medium-haul international destinations. Dube said that the airline is planning to fly to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and other parts of South Asia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh with a single-class configuration.
The airline will compete with almost all major Indian as well as international carriers to woo customers for these highly-competitive markets. But given its success in the last year, and the rising demand for travel out of India, it is likely to attract passengers for its new services.
As competition heats up and airlines try to acquire or even retain their valued employees, particularly cockpit crew, Akasa Air even hiked the salaries of its pilots by up to 40%. The airline has also revised its fixed pay hours to 40 from 45, which means that a pilot will get more money as fixed salary for 40 hours of duty.