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Star Air (India)

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Star Air
Star Air India logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedMarch 2017
Commenced operations25 January 2019
Fleet size2
Parent companySanjay Ghodawat Group
HeadquartersBengaluru, India

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[1] 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.[2]


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.

Also in its application the company mentioned the specific intend to leave room for expansion throughout India and surrounding countries and a possible international expansion into Asia or Indonesia.

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.[3][4]

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.[5] In January 2019, it was awarded Mumbai - Kolhapur, Nagpur - Belgavi and Nasik - Belgavi routes under UDAN III.[6]

The airline received its first ERJ 145 on 25 June 2018.[7] Star Air received its Scheduled Commuter Airline permit from the MoCA on 1 January 2019[1] and launched commercial operations 25 January 2019.[2]


Country City Airport Notes Ref
India Bengaluru Bangalore International Airport Hub
India Belgaum Belgaum Airport
India Hubli Hubli Airport
India Tirupati Tirupati Airport


Star Air fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Embraer ERJ 145LR 2 0 0 50 50

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Star Air to begin flights from Jan 25". Bangalore Mirror. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "India's Star Air launches operations". CAPA. 1 February 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. "India's Star Air to operate Embaer ERJ145s". ch-aviation. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  4. "India's Star Air eyes to launch with ERJ 145 Jets". Defense Aviation Post. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. "Star Air to take off on UDAN push". Deccan Herald. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  6. "Civil Aviation Ministry awards 14 routes in Maharashtra in UDAN III". Mumbai Mirror. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  7. "India's Star Air adds maiden aircraft, an ERJ-145". ch-aviation. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

External links[edit]

Category:Regional airlines

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