Star Air aircrafts (Embraer 145) at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
Bengaluru-based Star Air is set to add more Embraer 145 aircraft to its existing fleet in coming months. The company has a tie-up with Embraer and placed a new order for the purchase of three more advanced Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft. This deal is expected to strengthen Star Air relationship with Embraer further.
Star Air is currently operating in six Indian cities that include Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Belagavi, Hubballi, and Tirupati. It is a part of Sanjay Ghodawat Group (SGG), a diversified Indian conglomerate, with business interests in Aviation, Consumer Products, Education, Energy, Food Processing, Floriculture, Mining, Realty, Software and Textiles. It employees over 10,000 people across its different business verticals.
Star Air of India made this announcement:
After receiving tremendous applause for its commendable air services across different parts of India – Star Air is set to expand its operations. Mumbai is the latest addition to its already existing air routes. The airline is expected to start its operation between Belagavi and Mumbai from September 6, 2019.
Star Air is currently operating at five stations, Bengaluru, Hubballi, Belagavi, Ahmedabad, and Tirupati.
Star Air is a part of Sanjay Ghodawat Group (SGG), a diversified Indian conglomerate, having its presence in various high-value industries like Aviation, Consumer Products, Education, Energy, Floriculture, Food Processing, Mining, Realty and Textiles. The Group employs over 10,000 people across its different business verticals Globally.
Star Air (India) has announced it will begin scheduled passenger operations on January 25. The new airline received its AOC on January 1, 2019.
The upstart is introducing service from Bengaluru to Hubballi.
Star has made this announcement:
It has been a known fact that the aviation industry has witnessed an exponential growth in the recent years. Although a lot of new airports have been operationalized, the airlines are constrained to provide direct (no transit) flights from these airports. Envisioning this demand of smaller business jets flying directly from A to B, the Sanjay Ghodawat Group – a reputed business house in India with over 20 business verticals, have entered the aviation with a promising new airline – Star Air.
Headquartered in the Bangalore International Airport, Star Air has been established with a view of serving the common man, with an experience like that of a business class. “What we aim for is to create the right balance between a common man’s pocket and the expectations which he holds from an airline,” quoted Capt. Simran Singh Tiwana, CEO of Star Air. “In due course time, we aim to provide an all jet engine fleet connecting new city pairs,” he added.
Introducing the Embraer ERJ 145 for the first time in India in commercial airline, Star Air has smartly chalked out a road map, which seems to go a long way. The plane, till date, was the chosen favourite of the business class as private business jets. Starting off with a fleet of two aircrafts, the airline is planning a steady expansion.
Under the UDAN regional connectivity scheme, launched by the Govt. of India, Star Air has bagged three routes under their wings:
Hubli – Pune
Hubli – Hindon (Delhi)
Hubli – Tirupathi
The airline is yet to disclose its routes from Bangalore and other cities.
The airline is all set to takeoff, with its first flight expected in mid-July 2018.