Star Air (India)
|Commenced operations||25 January 2019|
|Parent company||Sanjay Ghodawat Group|
Star Air is an Indian regional airline based out of Kempegowda International Airport. The airline received its Scheduled Commuter Airline permit from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on 1 January 2019 and launched commercial operations on 25 January 2019 with an Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft. It is the only operator of the ERJ 145 in India.
Star Air was founded in March 2017 when Ghodawat Enterprises Pvt Ltd applied for permission to operate a Scheduled Air Transport Service to the Indian government. In its application, the firm said Star Air would run regular passenger flights from Bengaluru to Dehli, Chennai, Mumbai and Tirupati.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is said to have already issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) in late 2017. Thus approving the pending Scheduled Air Transport license. In July 2017, the airline announced it was purchasing two Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft.
In December 2017, the company bid for and won contracts to operate on Hubballi - Pune, Hubballi - Hindon and Hubballi - Tirupati routes under the second round of the UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme. In January 2019, it was awarded Mumbai - Kolhapur, Nagpur - Belgavi and Nasik - Belgavi routes under UDAN III.
The airline received its first ERJ 145 on 25 June 2018. Star Air received its Scheduled Commuter Airline permit from the MoCA on 1 January 2019 and launched commercial operations 25 January 2019.
|India||Bengaluru||Bangalore International Airport||Hub|
|Embraer ERJ 145LR||2||0||0||50||50|
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