New airline Akasa Air has received its first aircraft, a Boeing 737 Max in Seattle. The airline released pictures of the brand new bird in its livery.

Akasa Air has ordered a total of 72 planes and aims to get 18 planes by March 2023. It has already signed up 154 pilots,115 cabin attendants and 14 engineers.

Akasa Air plans to launch its first flight in July. It already has 26 pilots on its payroll. It will shortly be summoned by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for a proving flight, which is a precursor to its air operator’s licence.