Akasa Air (QP, Mumbai International) has ordered 150 B737 MAX from Boeing composed of an undisclosed number of B737-10s and B737-8-200s, it announced in a statement on January 18. This brings the airline's total order book to 226 aircraft.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that the carrier already operates twenty-one B737-8s and one B737-8-200. The new aircraft order, announced at WINGS India 2024, will provide Akasa Air with a steady delivery stream through 2032. Akasa launched operations in August 2022.

"These additions to our fleet will help us bolster the strength of our operations as we expand our footprint and foray into international skies in the very near future," said Vinay Dube, founder and chief executive of Akasa Air.

The LCC did not immediately respond to ch-aviation's request for comment regarding the exact variant split of the new order.

In 2021, the airline placed an initial order for seventy-two B737 MAX, which was followed up with an additional order for four B737-8s in June 2023.

As previously covered by ch-aviation, Akasa Air has been looking at a possible "three-digit" aircraft order for several months, covering deliveries for the 2027-2032 period.

The company is simultaneously eyeing the launch of international operations by the first quarter of 2024. It reached the 20-aircraft threshold set by the Indian civil aviation law for international ops when it took the twentieth aircraft on December 29, 2023. It has also obtained an international permit from the country's Ministry of Civil Aviation.