Vinay Dube is in a hurry to take Akasa global

After a good start, the CEO is eyeing international flights as a path to profitability. But IndiGo and Air India will give him a tough fight.

Seven months is too soon. But Akasa Air, which took off in August 2022, has had the best start by an airline in India yet. Even IndiGo, whose 2006 launch influenced Akasa’s own blueprint, didn’t have it so good. 

Akasa, led by founder-CEO Vinay Dube, has steadily grown its share in the domestic market to 3% as of February, and at this rate may soon start troubling SpiceJet and Go First, two airlines beset with problems that include sliding market share. Its fleet has increased to 19 aircraft. The rate of expansion has been furious, especially in the last three …


Prince M. Thomas

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