The newly launched Akasa Air is in a state of crisis and might have to shut down, following the resignations of 43 pilots.
According to media reports, the pilots did not serve their mandatory notice period of 6 months (for first officers) or 1 year (for captains).
The airline promises to be powered by a youthful personality, an employee-centric philosophy, a tech-led approach, and a culture of service.
Akasa Air is helmed by a highly professional and experienced leadership team whose sights are set on the Sky while having their ears to the ground. The team has laid the foundation of an organization that listens, understands, and anticipates the customers’ needs.
“Not only is this illegal in law but also an unethical and selfish act that disrupted flights in August forcing last minute cancellations that stranded thousands of customers causing significant inconvenience to the travelling public,” an Akasa Air spokesperson said in a recent statement.
“We have sought legal remedy only against a small set of pilots who abandoned their duties and left without serving their mandatory contractual notice period,” an Akasa Air spokesperson said.
“When a small set of pilots abandoned their duties and left without serving their mandatory contractual notice period, it forced a disruption of flights between July and September, necessitating last-minute cancellations,” CEO Vinay Dube said in the email reviewed by Reuters.
Akasa Air is India’s newest airline, and that was launched its first commercial flight on 07 August 2022 to support the growing demand across India with the greenest and youngest fleet in the country.