Friday, July 07, 2023

Akasa Air to add 500 people to its workforce ahead of international expansion

Low-budget airline Akasa Air, which will be completing one year of its operations next month, has said it is looking to add some 500 people to its workforce. The airline's hiring plans come ahead of its planned foray into the international market.

Backed by late stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala along with aviation industry veteran Vinay Dube who is the Founder and CEO last year, the airline currently has 3,000 employees. Earlier in March, Akasa reportedly had said it was planning to take staff strength by another 1,000 employees by March 2024.

"At Akasa, we have one of the lowest attrition rates and the fastest-growing network in the industry. Today, we have 3000 employees and expect to grow to approximately 3,500 employees in 2023,” Vinay Dube, who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Akasa Air, said in a statement to CNBC-TV18.

The statement came in denial of reports on social media that some 200 cabin crew have flown out from Akasa Air to other domestic carriers.

Rumours are also doing rounds that Akasa was looking to trim its flight network by withdrawing from certain routes, which it is operating at present.

“The speculation on cabin crew resignations at Akasa is factually incorrect and baseless as is the statement on the reduction of capacity. In fact, the reality is quite the opposite,” it said in the statement on Thursday.

07/07/2023 Madeeha Mujawar/CNBC TV18

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