17th February 2023, Bengaluru: Star Air and OGMA have signed an agreement for Base Maintenance and Technical support for their new fleet of EMB 175s. OGMA is an Embraer Owned Company (EOC) that has been providing EASA-approved maintenance services since 2004.With extensive knowledge of the Embraer family's products, OGMA has been supporting Embraer E-JET aircraft since 2007 and has performed over 50 C-Checks on this type of aircraft.

Star Air, the aviation vertical of Sanjay Ghodawat Group, and OGMA, an Embraer Owned Company in Portugal, have announced the signing of a Base Maintenance and Technical Support agreement for their new fleet of Embraer E175 aircraft. This agreement will ensure the highest level of technical support and maintenance for Star Air’s Embraer E175s, which are set to improve regional connectivity in India.

OGMA is an EASA-approved maintenance organization and has been supporting Embraer E-Jets since 2007, performing more than 50 C-Checks on this type of aircraft. With professionals possessing extensive knowledge of Embraer family products, OGMA has state-of-the-art facilities to provide a wide range of MRO services.

"We are pleased to partner with OGMA for our engineering and maintenance needs. With this agreement, Star Air looks forward to enhancing its engineering capabilities and acumen, thereby achieving the highest international maintenance standards and safety," said Sadashivan K T, Vice President, Engineering.said Mr. Sadashivan K T, VP - Engineering, Star Air.

OGMA has been an EASA-approved Maintenance organization since 2004 and has a proven track record of providing reliable and high-quality services to its customers. As an Embraer Owned Company, OGMA has the expertise to support Embraer aircraft and provide world-class services to airlines worldwide. With this partnership, Star Air is set to receive the best-in-class technical support and maintenance for their new EMB 175s, further strengthening their mission of Connecting Real India.

About Star Air

Star Air is the aviation arm of prominent Indian business conglomerate Sanjay Ghodawat Group that has its presence in various high-value business verticals like Agro, Aviation, Mining, Realty, Retail, FMCG, Energy, Education, Software, and Textiles. We are a vital arm of this esteemed conglomerate that has an endearing and glorious legacy of over 25 years in business. Star Air offers both scheduled and non-scheduled (charter) flight services at the pan-India level and ensures great comfort and safety to passengers. Our endeavor is to "Connect Real India" by providing passengers with world-class flight services at a very affordable cost.

We believe in customer satisfaction the most and always strive to win our passengers' trust with our unique and unparalleled flight services. With our advanced fleet of world-renowned aircraft (Embraer ERJ145 and EMB175) and helicopters (Airbus H130 and H135), experienced pilots, caring in-flight crew, and dedicated staff, we ensure to make our passengers' flying experience memorable. For more information, visit starair.in.

  • Vishal Jolapara
    Manager - Marketing, Customer Experience, Corporate Communications
    Star Air

Star Air, the regional airline that prides itself on "Connecting Real India," has announced the arrival of its first Embraer E175LR jet at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore. This latest addition to the Star Air fleet is part of the airline's ongoing efforts to improve regional connectivity and provide greater accessibility to underserved areas.

Powered by GE CF34-8E engines, the Embraer E175 sets the standard in terms of reliability and performance in the regional jet segment. With a flying range of 2,200 nautical miles, Star Air is now able to offer its passengers faster, smoother, and more comfortable flights. In addition, the E175 boasts a dual-class cabin configuration with no middle seats, providing best-in-class legroom for passengers. The arrival of this new aircraft in Bangalore is a significant milestone for Star Air. As the airline continues to expand its regional presence and connect more places across India, this new addition to the fleet will help address the need for more capacity and improve the overall customer experience.

Shrenik Ghodawat, Director of Star Air, expressed his excitement about the arrival of the new E175, saying, "We are thrilled to welcome the latest addition to our fleet. Our ongoing efforts to establish a fleet of Embraer aircraft have enabled us to provide our customers with an enhanced travel experience. The new E175 will help us achieve greater productivity, higher utilization, and ultimately, better connectivity to real India."

Star Air is currently operating scheduled flights across 18 destinations in India, connecting communities such as Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and more. The arrival of the new E175 will help the airline further expand its operations and improve regional connectivity.

For more information about Star Air and its flight schedules, please visit www.starair.in or follow the airline on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter OfficialStarAir.

  • Vishal Jolapara
    Manager - Marketing, Customer Experience, Corporate Communications
    Star Air

Star Air, a Sanjay Ghodawat Group venture won the Excellence Award for Best Regional Airline Award at the ASSOCHAM 14th International Civil Aviation Conference & Awards. The award was presented by the Hon'ble Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia in the presence of other esteemed senior officials from the Ministry, and industry representatives at the award ceremony in New Delhi.

Started in 2019 with a vision to connect the ordinary man across the skies, Star Air has reached the milestone of ferrying 5 Lac passengers. As we await crossing 4 years of operations on the 25th of January 2023, we are proud of having excelled in accomplishing our goal of enriching the lives of others by pioneering routes on city pairs that weren’t connected before.

Voted for its hospitable services and unique connectivity across the Indian skies, the recognition of Best Regional Airline is a fine affirmation of our growth and hard work. Today, Star Air is one of India's fastest-growing regional airlines under the popular RCS-UDAN scheme.

Focused on ensuring our star passengers on-time services, supreme comfort, hassle-free, and on-time services, Star Air has made great strides in Indian aviation in a limited time. We ensure a seamless and personalized flying experience that blends service at an affordable price. As a result, travelers repeatedly love to experience flying in our unique private jet-like aircraft that promises a distinctive 1 - 2 seating arrangement.

“Winning the Excellence Award for the Best Regional Airline Award at the ASSOCHAM 14th International Civil Aviation Conference & Awards is a motivating experience. We thank all our stakeholders and well-wishers for their constant support. I would also like to extend our gratitude to our dutiful employees. Thank you for being our strength during the last 4 years. As we lead Star Air to greater horizons, we thank ASSOCHAM for the recognition.” Said Shrenik Ghodawat, MD Star Air

The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) is the country's oldest apex chamber. It brings in actionable insights to strengthen the Indian ecosystem, leveraging its network of more than 4,50,000 members, of which MSMEs represent a large segment. With a strong presence in states, and key cities globally, ASSOCHAM also has more than 400 associations, federations and regional chambers in its fold. Aligned with the vision of creating a New India, ASSOCHAM works as a conduit between the industry and the Government. The Chamber is a forward looking institution, leading various initiatives to enhance the global competitiveness of the Indian industry.

  • Vishal Jolapara
    Manager-Marketing,Customer Experience,Corporate Communications
    Star Air

26 Dec 2022: Star Air to start operations from BLR Airport’s new Terminal 2 from January 15, 2023.

Star Air, India’s fastest growing regional airline will shift its operations to the new and swanky Terminal 2 (T2) of Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB/BLR Airport) becoming the first airline to operate out of this Terminal after its recent inauguration by the Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi.

With a capacity of 25 million passengers per annum, BLR Airport’s T2 is an architectural wonder, which is a first-of-its-kind 'Terminal in a Garden'. Built on four guiding principles, the second terminal which is BLR Airport’s dedication to the city of Bengaluru, is based on sustainability, technology and innovation, and is a celebration of the art and culture of Karnataka. It has lush greenery within and outside and will be a visual delight like no other in the world. The passengers' experience is designed to be a walk in the garden while traveling through the new terminal.

Speaking on the occasion, Simran Singh Tiwana, CEO, Star Air said, “We are delighted to announce the commencement of operations from the all-new T2 at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. Our passengers have been using Terminal 1 since the start of our operation in January 2019. We are excited to be the first airline to transition to this new and state-of-the-art terminal on the cusp of our 4th anniversary. Our teams and stakeholders have been working diligently over the past few weeks to make the switch smooth and seamless for our travellers. Boasting of technology and innovation, the terminal is sure to be a visual treat for our passengers.”

Commenting on the start of operations at BLR Airport’s T2, Hari Marar, MD & CEO of Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said, “We are ready to welcome customers of Star Air at our newly inaugurated Terminal 2, offering a distinctive and enhanced travel experience for passengers. The new terminal will soon be opening doors to passengers of other airlines as well. This will be done in a phased manner as and when the facilities and processes for the smooth transition of airlines from T1 to T2 are completed. The opening of T2 has been much awaited not just for us at BLR Airport, but also for Bangaloreans and passengers travelling from different cities. We want to make the first journey and many journeys after that truly memorable by offering the best experience for our travellers.”

Currently, Star Air operates scheduled flights using its 5 Embraer E145 to connect 18 Indian destinations that include Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Bengaluru, Belagavi, Delhi (Hindon), Hubballi, Indore, Jodhpur, Kalaburagi, Mumbai, Surat, Tirupati, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bhuj, Bidar, and Kolhapur. For more information, please visit www.starair.in You can also connect with OfficialStarAir us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

  • Vishal Jolapara
    Manager - Marketing, Customer Experience, Corporate Communications
    Star Air

26 Dec 2022: Star Air, the aviation vertical of Sanjay Ghodawat Group, has signed a lease for two more Embraer E175 passenger jets with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the largest Regional Aircraft Lessor in the world.

These two aircraft are in addition to the two Embraer E175 jet orders signed at the Farnborough International Airshow, UK in August 2022. The first of these four aircraft orders is due to arrive in January 2023.

Focussing on establishing a fleet of Embraer aircraft to improve regional connectivity, the E175 is powered by GE CF34-8E engines which continue to set the standard in terms of reliability and performance in the regional jet segment having surpassed 200 million hrs in operations, has no middle seats, and provides best-in-class legroom in a dual-class cabin configuration. With a flying range of 2,200 nautical miles, Star Air is set to fly longer, faster, and smoother. Currently flying over 19 destinations across India, the airline is geared to expand its regional presence.

Commenting on the fleet expansion, Shrenik Ghodawat, Director - Star Air said, “As we witness the increase of passengers, Star Air is delighted to announce the expansion of our fleet. The addition of these aircraft will not only address the need for more capacity but also help us with Connecting Real India. The E175 aircraft will not only help us achieve greater productivity and higher utilization but will also strengthen our customer experience.”

Currently, the airline operates scheduled flights using its 5 Embraer E145 to connect 19 Indian destinations that include Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Bengaluru, Belagavi, Delhi (Hindon), Hubballi, Indore, Jodhpur, Kalaburagi, Mumbai, Surat, Tirupati, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bhuj, Bidar, and Kolhapur. For more information, please visit www.starair.in You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Vishal Jolapara
    Manager - Marketing, Customer Experience, Corporate Communications
    Star Air

27 Jul 2022: India’s first indigenous Level-3 Training on Embraer 135/145 (including Legacy 600/650) fitted with Rolls Royce AE 3007 series engines was successfully concluded today at Star Air Training Facility.

A total 26 Engineering candidates, 13 from Star Air, 11 from other MRO’s and 2 DGCA officials participated in this training which was conducted from 6th of June 2022 to 27th of July 2022 spanning 52 days.

The training consisted of 28 days of intense theoretical elements conducted at Star Air Training Centre, Bengaluru and 12 days of practical elements conducted at Star Air Base Maintenance Facility at HAL Airport, Bengaluru.

This training will richly aid candidates in improving their competence and expertise in the maintenance which will in turn help boost the qualified skilled manpower on Embraer aircrafts in India.

The training team was:
Mr. Sadashivan - Examination Manager
Mr. N S Chakravarthy - Instructor, Assessor and Training Manager
Mr. Suneel Ekheliker - Quality Manager
Mr. Pravinkumar Moolya - Instructor and Assessor
Mr. Sanjeev Tiwari - Practical Instructor and Assessor

Star Air wishes to thank officials of MoCA and DGCA for their support and guidance.

Skill development, a small but significant step in contributing towards fulfilling India’s vision of self-reliance - Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Farnborough, UK, July 19, 2022: In its effort to strengthen India’s regional connectivity, Star Air, the aviation vertical of Sanjay Ghodawat Group, announced the regional carrier has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for two Embraer E175 aircraft with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the largest Regional Aircraft Lessor in the world. The same was announced today during a press event organized by Embraer at the Farnborough International Airshow, UK in presence of senior officials from Embraer and Star Air.

With unparalleled potential, India’s regional sectors are one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. At Star Air, we are striving to establish a fleet of Embraer aircraft that will improve regional connectivity. Offering the right capacity at affordable fares, we pledge to support the growing demand across India as we prepare for the Ministry of Civil Aviation's plans to build 100 airports.

Eager to welcome the E175 to the Indian skies, the E175 powered by General Electric’s CF34-8E engines, has no middle seats and provides best in class legroom with comfortable seating arrangement. With a flying range of 2,200 nautical miles, Star Air is set to fly longer, faster, and smoother. Currently flying over 18 destinations across India, the airline is all geared up to grow and expand its regional presence.

“After witnessing a strong recovery in air travel, we are excited to partner with Embraer as we constantly seek Connecting Real India and make travel accessible, reliable, and affordable. As one of the fastest-growing Indian regional airlines, we are excited to touch new horizons and explore the skies with great vigor. The E175 aircraft will not only add flexibility and efficiency to our network but will also strengthen our customer relations as we provide them with an unparalleled flying experience.” said Shrenik Ghodawat - Director, Star Air.

As part of the statement, Star Air has also announced that pending the signing of the lease agreement, the airline is confident of starting 175 operations by November 2022. Currently, airline operates scheduled flights using its 5 Embraer E145 to connect 18 Indian destinations that include Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Bengaluru, Belagavi, Delhi (Hindon), Hubballi, Indore, Jodhpur, Kalaburagi, Mumbai, Nashik, Surat, Tirupati, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bhuj and Bidar. For more information, please visit www.starair.in You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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    Star Air

Star Air launched its Jodhpur-Belagavi flight services recently on 16th Feb 2021. The new Jodhpur-Belagavi flight has received a hearty welcome from the general public and inquiries are pouring in since Star Air launched the sales platform for the Jodhpur-Belagavi route. Our inaugural Jodhpur-Belagavi flight witnessed an overwhelming response with a staggering 100% passenger load, and the overall passenger load for other operating days is also impressive. For Star Air, the interest of its flyers is of paramount importance. In a private inaugural ceremony organized at Jodhpur airport under the strict adherence of COVID-19 safety protocols, many prominent dignitaries of various walks of life came and graced this launch event with their august presence. Eminent local politicians, media people, top executives of Star Air and Sanjay Ghodawat Group, senior officials of AAI, amongst others were present that this launch event.

The lack of convenient options has forced people to cover a distance of 1440 km requiring about 25 hours. The launch of non-stop flight services between Jodhpur and Belagavi is a noteworthy step in regional connectivity as no other airline offers the same currently. This will also benefit commuters across Bikaner, Nagaur, Pali, Barmer, and Jaisalmer (cities of Rajasthan). Mr. Sanjay D. Ghodawat, Chairman, Sanjay Ghodawat Group said, "We are happy to connect more and more tier II and tier III cities under RCS-UDAN. It truly reflects our ethos of connecting real India. The overwhelming response we received for Ajmer (Kishangarh) route has encouraged us to connect more cities from Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a step in that direction"

Star Air's non-stop flight between Jodhpur and Belagavi is the most affordable as it operates under the popular UDAN scheme and the fastest as the commute time is only around two hours. Service on this route is available thrice a week, which may further increase depending upon passenger requirement and response. Furthermore, after witnessing immense success at Ajmer (Kishangarh), Star Air plans to expand its service network in other parts of Rajasthan, and launching services from Jodhpur is a step in that direction. Commenting on the new route, Shrenik Ghodawat, Director, Star Air, said, “Really happy with the response for the inaugural flight. The new route will certainly augment the regional connectivity and also catapult trade and tourism."

Noted pilot and the CEO of Star Air Mr. Simran Singh Tiwana recently honoured as “India’s Most Trusted CEO 2020”. He is bestowed with this rare recognition for his contribution towards the growth of Star Air. This distinguished award was presented to him by WCRCINT, a globally recognized brand equity research and consulting firm.

Mr. Simran who himself is a certified pilot carries more than 12 years of experience in the field of aviation. He is with Sanjay Ghodawat Group since 2014 and is playing a pivotal role in managing our Sanjay Ghodawat Group’s aviation operations.

Prominent business tycoon and philanthropist Mr. Sanjay Ghodawat, who is the Chairman of Sanjay Ghodawat Group once realized the great potential in the aviation domain. He is the guiding force behind the inception of Star and Mr. Simran turned his ambition into reality applying his knowledge and expertise of the aviation field.

“Star Air is one of the most promising airline brands and Mr. Simran played a very vital role in its success. Mr. Simran is a great administrator with having unmatched capabilities and wisdom about the aviation arena. I am very much delighted to hear that he won this great honour. I am confident that under his leadership, Star Air will charter greater heights in the future as well,” says Mr. Sanjay Ghodawat.

“Star Air is incepted to connect the unconnected by providing world-class aviation services at a very affordable cost. Today, I feel proud of my Star Air team who has been able to gain the trust of lakhs of people living in different parts of India successfully,” asserts Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat, MD - Star Air. “The biggest credit for the success of Star Air goes to Mr. Simran who is leaving no stone unturned to make Star Air the most cherished airline brand in the industry. Many congratulations to him.”

While speaking to him about earning “India’s Most Trusted CEO 2020” title Mr. Simran said: “I express my gratitude towards everyone who bestowed me with this great honour. This is really moving, encouraging, and fascinating. I must thank Mr. Sanjay Ghodawat and Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat for their constant support and encouragement. Their vision and guidance are helping Star Air to grow vertically. I am confident that one day Star Air will become the number one airline in India.

Our airline recently made headlines by earning a rare recognition. As per the data revealed by a prominent agency from the aviation arena, Star Air topped the Passenger Load Factor (PLF) chart outpacing all other national and regional carriers.

As per the report, our airline had a PLF of 79.0% in February 2021, which is recorded as the highest in the industry during the said period.

Apart from the PLF, Star Air, in the past, has also been acknowledged for On-Time Performance (OTP) record as one of the best in the industry.

Our services connect various Tier-II and Tier-III Indian cities with the Metros under an affordable flying RCS-UDAN scheme. We currently offer scheduled flight services to 13 Indian destinations and also cater to the demands of charter flight services at domestic and international level.

"It is really a proud moment for all of us at Star Air. Our timely services, economical fare, connectivity, and zeal to deliver the best to our flyers every time are the key reasons why Star Air has been able to lead the way even during this tough time. I credit all this success to the entire team of Star Air for their continued efforts in all departments," says Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat, Director – Star Air.

Star Air recently completed two successful years on 25th January 2021. We marked our second anniversary by celebrating with our employees and key business stakeholders at our headquarters in Bengaluru. Incepted on 25th Jan 2019, with an aim to connect real India and make travel easier and affordable, our airline has made significant strides in a very limited time. In just two years, our network grew to 13 destinations and our airline has now attained a position of influence and status.

Furthermore, on this celebratory occasion, the company celebrated in a very distinct manner. It gifted all the flyers, flew on 25th January, with plantable pencils under the campaign, ‘Sambhav Hai’. The ‘Sambhav Hai’ endeavor aligned with our core belief of caring for flyers.

How Our Journey Began?

Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat, Managing Director – Sanjay Ghodawat Group, realized a huge potential in the airline industry and plunged into the field of commercial scheduled flight services. Mr. Simran Singh Tiwana a trusted aide and notable aviation expert was chosen to lead Star Air.

Under the able leadership of Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat and the domain expertise of Mr. Simran Singh Tiwana, Star Air has soared great heights over the last two years. We today have around 360 employees and operated over 5,000 flights since our journey began in 2019. Moreover, Star Air recently started its international charter services as well to fulfill the growing demands of the industry.

Inspiring Words from Top Executives

"Star Air has witnessed phenomenal growth in a short span of time. Despite the cut-throat competition in the industry, we have managed to make remarkable progress over the last couple of years. It wouldn’t have been possible without the contribution of every team member and other stakeholders. On this celebratory occasion of Star Air’s second anniversary, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has contributed in making this milestone memorable. I wish everyone the best for future endeavors and high spirits," says Shrenik Ghodawat, Managing Director, Sanjay Ghodawat Group.

"As a chief member of the Star Air family, it gives me immense pleasure and pride to see how well the company has evolved despite radical changes in the industry. I take this opportunity to thank my entire team for their commendable performance during the past years. I believe our collective efforts will reflect a positive growth trajectory and help charter new glorious paths for Star Air over the coming years. I wish you all the very best and keep up the good work," says Capt. Simran Singh Tiwana, Chief Executive Officer, Star Air.

Covid 19 took a toll on all the segments of industries around the globe. Aviation took the biggest toll, however, even during such tumultuous times, our endeavor of connecting the unconnected is fulfilling its goal with our continuous efforts of boosting regional flight connectivity.

Post lockdown, we launched our scheduled flight services to three new destinations that include Surat, Nashik, Jodhpur and resumed our services to Tirupati as well. Moreover, we also started our charter services, backed with our fleet of Embraer ERJ145 aircraft and Airbus helicopters. Flyers can avail our Star charter services to fly anywhere within India and international tourist destinations of choice.

Incepted in January 2019 with an aim to connect the unconnected by offering quality flight services, our airline has lived up to its endeavor by connecting numerous Tier-II and Tier-III cities. Star Air is now gearing up its operations to expand its business horizon further in cities like Nagpur and Jamnagar as well in 2021. Currently, we offer scheduled flight services to 13 Indian destinations that include Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Bengaluru, Belagavi, Delhi (Hindon), Hubballi, Indore, Jodhpur, Kalaburagi, Mumbai, Nashik, Surat, and Tirupati.

"On the safety aspect, Star Air is working hard as ever to cater and fulfill all the respective Covid-19 protocols, which will help its ever-increasing passengers to enjoy their journey and make it memorable for the years to come. It is prepared to cater to such growing demands and all set to expand its business further,” concludes Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat, Director - Star Air.

On 11th January 2021, Star Air expanded its operations under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN by starting direct flight services between Kalaburagi and Tirupati.

With no direct flights currently, our historic flight service will attract lakhs of devotees from Kalaburagi and adjacent districts and enable them to travel with ease and comfort to the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Keeping the passenger demands in mind, Star Air decided to provide non-stop flight services between these two cities four days a week with the comfort and safety of a world-renowned Embraer ERJ145 aircraft.

Being a spiritual hub of southern India, Tirupati attracts millions of pilgrims from all across the world every year. Mr. Sanjay Ghodawat, Chairman, Sanjay Ghodawat Group said, "We feel happy and proud to announce that we have now connected two famous religious destinations, Kalaburagi (known for Hazrat Khwaja Bandanawaz Dargah and Sharana Basaveshwara) and Tirupati Balaji. Devotees can now visit these holy places at a minimum fare of Rs. 1999/-. I believe that this will certainly add a feather to the cap and further promote Star Air's mission of connecting real India".

Being surrounded by mesmerizing hills, waterfalls, various temples, and a classic wildlife sanctuary, Tirupati offers a unique tourist destination to enjoy some spiritual and fun time with family and friends.

With this new flight service between Kalaburagi and Tirupati, people can cover 620 KMS of distance in just 1 hour as compared to 11 hours needed via other modes of transportation available now.

Meanwhile, we also have resumed our services between Hubballi and Tirupati on 11th January 2021.

After running successful operations in Ahmedabad for over a year, we have now expanded our wings further, by launching our services to one more city of Gujarat. Our airline recently commenced its operations in the Silk City of India i.e. Surat from 21st December 2020.

We launched non-stop flight services to Surat from Belagavi (Karnataka) and Ajmer (Rajasthan) under the popular RCS-UDAN scheme. This service is one of its kind as it will help thousands to travel, conveniently and affordably between Belagavi-Surat-Ajmer (Kishangarh) region comfortably than ever before and help make their travel easier.

Star Air is already running Belagavi to Ajmer (Kishangarh) services via Ahmedabad and Indore locations. Surat is the third city from where Star Air is connecting Belagavi & Ajmer (Kishangarh).

This new service will prove beneficial for millions living across Kolhapur, Sindhudurg, Sangli, Bagalkot, Gadag, Dharwad, Bijapur, Uttara Kannada, Nandurbar, Bharuch, Narmada, Navsari, Nagaur, Jaipur, Tonk, Bhilwara, and Pali districts of four Indian states. Also, due to the close proximity of Belagavi with Goa, people residing across the border region of Goa will also find it comfortable and affordable to travel to Surat & Ajmer (Kishangarh) than before.

After commencing operations from Surat, Star Air is now serving passengers in 10 prominent Indian cities that include Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Delhi (Hindon), Kalaburagi, Indore, Mumbai, Surat, and Hubballi.

“This Belagavi-Surat-Ajmer (Kishangarh) service is a historic one as to cover 1480+ Kms of the distance between Belagavi and Ajmer, passengers now just have to spend 3 hours instead of 25+ hours as required from other modes of transportation. Moreover, the travel time between Surat-Belagavi and Surat-Ajmer (Kishangarh) is reduced to just 1 hour 20 min and thus it provides great relief to countless people who fly between these cities frequently,” says Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat, Managing Director - Star Air.

Star Air has planned to start commercial scheduled non-stop flight services between Kalaburagi and Delhi (Hindon) from November 18, 2020. Once operationalized, this would be the first commercial flight service between the two prominent cities.

“Currently, passengers face a lot of travel hassle to cover the journey between Kalaburagi and Delhi (Hindon), approx. 1700 km apart. By road and rail, it takes over 24 hours. Once Star Air starts this service, people can travel this long distance in just 2-hour 20 minutes with the comfort of world-class, Brazilian-manufactured Embraer ERJ145 aircraft,” said Sanjay Ghodawat, Chairman of Sanjay Ghodawat Group, in a media release on Saturday.

Economical Option
Mr. Ghodawat further said that the service would not just save passengers’ time but money as well, as the service would be under the popular RCS-UDAN scheme which would enable passengers to fly at a very economical cost.

“Having an airport located strategically at a significant geographical point bordering various states, Kalaburagi holds prominence for travel connectivity. It is expected that with the commencement of this service, thousands living across several districts like Bijapur, Solapur, Bidar, Osmanabad, Latur, Yadgir, Ranga Reddy, Medak of three vital states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana would benefit,” Mr. Ghodawat said.

Nine Cities
Currently, we operate in nine different Indian cities that include Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Delhi (Hindon), Indore, Hubballi, Kalaburagi, and Mumbai. In the coming months, we are planning to start services to Surat and Nashik as well, Mr. Ghodawat added.

Star Air, the aviation arm of business conglomerate - Sanjay Ghodawat Group, has entered into the charter services business to fulfil private air travel requirements.

The Group previously has an experience of over six years of running helicopter charter service operations successfully under Ghodawat Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

The airline, Star Air, with its world-class fleet of three Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft (50-seater), two helicopters – Airbus H130 (6-seater) and Airbus H135 (5-seater), has the capacity to fly anywhere at any point in time, the press statement by the Group mentioned.

It holds a valid licence for charter service business and operates as per the protocols defined by the DGCA. The company has a team of experienced pilots, technicians, and staff that assures you get a best-in-class charter service with complete safety and without any hassles.

“We are delighted to expand our airline operations by opening this private charter services. Like our scheduled commercial airline services, we are offering a world-class charter service keeping your comfort, safety, and overall flying experience in mind,” Sanjay Ghodawat, Chairman – Star Air, said in a press statement.

Star Air had started its operations in January 2019 and provides services to Bengaluru, Belagavi, Indore, Kalaburagi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Ajmer (Kishangarh).

According to the Star Air, the demand for availing charter services has risen dramatically over the last a couple of months and encouraged airlines to either start or expand their charter services business further.

“This (Covid-19) pandemic has not only limited the modes of transportation for people across India but also forces them to look for safer, convenient, and comfortable travel options. Private charter services are thus seen as the best alternative” Star Air added.

A few days ago, the Aviation industry took a great sigh of relief, when the Civil Aviation Ministry gave its green signal for starting domestic flight operations in a calibrated manner. The latest entrant to this club is Star Air, a Scheduled commercial airline, which has also declared the commencement of its daily flight operations again from 25th May 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union Government had restricted all modes of travel including air travel since 25th March 2020. However, the impact of the nationwide lockdown and the growing demand from passengers for safe travel encouraged the Government to start domestic flight operations.

Star Air is a prominent airline services company, which has made a significant presence in the airline space with its impressive and qualitative services. The airline operates under the RCS-UDAN scheme and provides services in far deeper pockets of the country.

Many see it as the most promising airline brands in making. It is known for providing world-class flight services to various metros as well as Tier-II and Tier-III Indian cities at a very affordable cost. Star Air operates in ten Indian cities including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Tirupati, Hubballi, Belagavi, Delhi (Hindon), Kalaburagi, Indore, and Kishangarh (Ajmer).

Star Air has already started bookings for its various travel routes and is getting a phenomenal response from the customers across India. It has decided to implement numerous precautionary measures to ensure passengers' safety as per the directives of the Union Government.

Daily sanitization of aircraft with effective disinfectants, enabling employees to wear PPEs while serving passengers, providing a web check-in facility to reduce physical contact, and many other such measures have been implemented byStar Airto maximize its passengers' safety.

Experts say that travelling in Star Air in these challenging times would be far more comfortable and safer than any other airline. Star Air uses 50-seater Embraer aircraft with an alpha seating arrangement facility. This seating is unique because it has dual features of aisle and window seat. Travelling in this arrangement makes any passenger less exposed to other fellow passengers, due to fewer people density and wider distance amongst passengers inside the aircraft. Its extra legroom space of total 31 inches between the seats is far greater than what most of the established airline giants offer and thus ensure more comfort while maintaining maximum distancing.

"It is a delight that DGCA has given its nod to start operations in the domestic skies. Millions of people are stuck in different parts of our country due to lockdown. Now, these people can easily reach their homes safely. We are ready to serve our passengers with utmost safety as per guidelines issued by DGCA," says Mr. Sanjay Ghodawat, Chairman - Star Air.

Star Air, a regional commuter airline, which stunned the whole Indian aviation industry with its fabulous growth in the very first year of its operations, recently added another feather in its cap. On 16th March 2020, Star Air wrote history by becoming the India’s first airline to start direct flight services between Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Kishangarh (Ajmer – Rajasthan) under the popular RCS-UDAN scheme.

The airline scheduled a few mega launch events at both Indore and Kishangarh airports, where scores of high-profile dignitaries had come. Mrs. Aryma Sanyal – Airport Director (Indore) inaugurated this historic Indore-Kishangarh flight service at a grand ceremony held at the Indore airport on 16th March 2020. Along with her, Mr. Bikar Singh – Chief Aerodrome Security Officer from CISF, Mr. Sunil Bansod – ATC Incharge, Mr. Shrivastav – Terminal Incharge, and many other senior dignitaries from the AAI were also present at this function.

In another event conducted on the same day but at the Kishangarh Airport, many senior dignitaries from the AAI attended one grand launch ceremony. Senior Congress MLA Mr. Suresh Tak, Marble Association President – Mr. Susheel Jain, RK Marble Chairman – Mr. Ashok Patni, Mr. Ashok Kapoor – Airport Director (Kishangarh Airport), Mr. R K Meena – Commercial Head, and Mrs. Anuradha – ATC Incharge also came and graced this event with their distinguished presence.

It is quite interesting that in a very limited time, the airline has not only made this route operational but also successful in creating a buzz about this route in a very shorter span of time. Star Air on 18 February 2020 announced to launch this service and subsequently opened its sales. Since then there has been immense euphoria amongst millions of people who were aspired to see such service for decades. People’s delight can be gauged from the fact that since this announcement, its sales hotline number got flooded with enquiries at enormous scale.

Increasing Footprints; Fulfilling Aspirations

Star Air has gained phenomenal success in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi-NCR, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujrat, and Madhya Pradesh. And now connecting Rajasthan, also called as “The Land of Colours”.

Rajasthan is the seventh Indian state where Star Air is providing its flight services under the RCS-UDAN scheme. Interestingly, Indore and Kishangarh, which are almost 550 kilometres apart, had not been blessed with direct flight connectivity prior to Star Air’s launch. People had to spend more than 10 hours to cover this distance that too with much hassle and discomfort. But now they can cover this distance in just 1 hour.

“Star Air is the first airline, which has fulfilled the aspirations of millions of people, by starting the first-ever direct flight services between Indore and Kishangarh,” says Mr. Shrenik Ghodawat, MD – Star Air. “For many decades, people of Belagavi, Karnataka were also aspired to get benefitted with affordable and swift transportation services to

Kishangarh (Ajmer). Considering people’s demand, the management of Star Air has further decided to extend the benefits of its Kishangarh service to a larger number of people living across the geography of Belagavi by providing flight services between Belagavi and Kishangarh (Ajmer) with one stop (via Indore) from 16th March 2020 itself.”

Prior to its launch, there was no direct flight services available between Belagavi and Kishangarh. And to cover the distance of almost 1550 kilometres between Belagavi and Kishangarh, travellers had to spend more than a day while traveling by bus or train. However, after the commencement of this route, people now can travel between Belagavi and Kishangarh in just 3 hours, which has also become the fastest means of travel for the said route till date, a feat in itself.

It is expected that millions of people from South & West Maharashtra, North & West Karnataka, and from many districts adjacent to Indore would get benefitted with this service. Especially, districts from Maharashtra state like Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, and many districts from Karnataka state like Belagavi, Dharwad, Vijapur would get benefitted from this connectivity.

A Gift for Travel Enthusiasts and Businesspeople

This service will help travellers to a great extent as Kishangarh, a place close to Ajmer, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. This route is expected to make travel easy for tourists, who love to explore palaces, forts and places of religious importance. With the commencement of this route, now people can fly easily to Kishangarh and take a glimpse of the famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah (30 KM), Pushkar Lake (48 KM), Phool Mahal Palace (4 KM), Roopangarh Fort (27 KM) etc., much comfortably than ever before.

Travellers can also visit Salasar Balaji Dham Mandir in Sikar, which is the only temple of Lord Hanuman in entire India, where he is idolized in moustache and beard form. It is just 156 KM from Kishangarh.

Also, businesspersons, who are in marble businesses, can immensely save their travel time with the launch of Indore-Kishangarh and Belagavi-Kishangarh (with one stop via Indore) routes. As this city, Kishangarh, known as Marble City of India, is very popular for its exquisite marbles globally.

Beginning the year 2019 with wings, Star Air, a Sanjay Ghodawat Group venture, has announced the launch of its daily direct flights connecting Bengaluru, Hubballi, Tirupati and Belgaum.

Bengaluru, Hubballi and Tirupati flights are starting from 25th January, 2019 and the tickets are available on www.starair.in. Bengaluru to Belgaum flights are expected to start in February, 2019. Star Air has introduced enhanced options like Star Air Comfort and Star Air Flexi for the convenience of the customers at affordable prices.

Star Air will be the first Indian carrier to introduce Embraer 145 to fly for domestic routes.

Star Air is celebrating the launch by announcing an introductory promotional fare starting at Rs. 1299/-* on Bengaluru-Hubballi and Hubballi-Bengaluru routes, Rs. 2099/-* on Hubballi-Tirupati and Tirupati-Hubballi routes, Rs. 2599/-* on Bengaluru-Belgaum and Belgaum-Bengaluru routes.

Star Air is optimistic and looking forward to connect to more cities across India under UDAN 3. Star Air has a wealth of experience of providing Helicopter Charter services since 2013 and the airline service is a next strategic decision to contribute and to be a part of ever expanding commercial aviation of India.

Commenting on the new venture, the Chairman Mr. Sanjay Ghodawat said, “We are pleased to announce the launch of our new flights which offer enhanced options and convenience to our customers. Our aircrafts are fast, seats are comfortable and our crew is experienced to provide a ‘Star Experience’. We plan to help the Indian travellers connect to various locations at affordable rates and the best of services. We hope that we will live up to the expectations of our travellers and keep on serving the society through our business venture and customer centric approach.”

Bookings are now open on www.starair.in and Customer Care number: +91 9970555111 and travel agents.

Origin Destination Departure^ Arrival^
Bengaluru Hubballi 07:35 08:35
Hubballi Tirupati 08:55 10:00
Tirupati Hubballi 10:20 11:25
Hubballi Bengaluru 11:45 12:45
Bengaluru Belgavi 13:25 14:30
Belgavi Bengaluru 15:00 16:05
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Beginning the year 2019 with wings, Star Air, a Sanjay Ghodawat Group venture, has announced the issuance of “Air Operator Certificate”, issued by Ministry of Civil Aviation on 1st Jan 2019. The airlines has plans to open ticket sales shortly.

Star Air will be operating fleet of Embraer ERJ145, which is the fastest in the category having 0.8 Mach Flying Speed. A highly successful aircraft around the world will now be the first in India. The seating capacity for the aircraft is 50 and have an average seat pitch of 31 inches.

Star Air is the first Schedule Commuter Operator based out of Bengaluru (Karnataka) and will start flights from Bengaluru and Hubballi. Star Air is also looking to connect to more cities across India under UDAN 3. Star Air previously already had commenced air services through its Helicopter services and the airline services are new addition to the diversified businesses of the SGG. Commenting on the new venture, the Chairman Mr. Sanjay Ghodawat said, “We plan to help the Indian travellers connect to various locations at affordable rates and the best of services. We hope that we will live up to the expectations of the travellers and keep on serving the society through our business venture and services.”

For more information, visit www.starair.in