Star Air, An Aviation Start-Up, To Soon Begin Flights From Bengaluru To Hubbali And Other Destinations


Star Air, an aviation sector start up, will begin its operations from 25 January under the Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme. The company, backed by Sanjay Ghodawat Group, secured the rights to fly out from Hubballi to Tirupati, Hindon and Pune, Deccan Herald has reported.

Star Air has set the starting price of its tickets from Rs 1,299. The company has started booking for the flights on the Bengaluru-Hubballi and Hubballi-Tirupati routes. Prior to the addition of commercial flight operations in its portfolio, the company had already commenced air services through its helicopter services.

According to the report , the company received the Air Operator Certificate from the Ministry of Civil Aviation earlier this month. It will be the first scheduled commuter operator based out of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport.

“We plan to help Indian travellers connect to various locations at affordable rates and with the best of services,” Chairman of Ghodawat Group, Sanjay Ghodawat, was quoted in the report as saying.

The 50-seater Embraer ERJ145 fleet will be operated by the airline. Embraer is the fastest jet in its category and can fly at a 0.8 Mach Speed.

Under the UDAN scheme, underserved and unserved airports in remote parts of the country are being covered. The scheme offers exclusive traffic rights and subsidies to airlines which connect secondary and tertiary airports with major hubs in the country.