Indian Regional Carrier Star Air is all set to start operations on one more route using the Embraer E175 aircraft. The airline is awaiting delivery of 2 more Embraer E175s.
Star Air Embraer E175 route
Regional carrier Star Air, which recently inducted a fleet of 2 Embraer E175 aircraft has launched operations on Pune to Hyderabad route. This route is the direct extension of Bengaluru to Hyderabad service. Pune becomes the 18th destination for the vastly growing Regional airline.
Star Air operates flights between Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Jamnagar with the 76 seater Embraer aircraft.
And hence, flights between Pune and Hyderabad will also be operated Daily.
Star Air Embraer E175s features 12 Business class seats and 64 Economy class seats. With this, Star Air becomes the only airline to provide Business class service on this route.
Chief Executive Officer of Star Air, Simran Singh Tiwana delightedly announced the new route. He said that this expansion reflects the airline’s dedication to connecting real India and fulfill the travel needs of its passengers. About Pune, he said that it is a significant addition to Star’s growing network. The airline is confident that this route will enhance regional connectivity and contribute to regional development of both the cities.
Induction of E175 aircraft
The airline last year signed a deal with Nordic Aviation Capital for Sale and Leaseback of 2 Embraer E175 aircraft. Nordic Aviation Capital delivered both aircraft in Feb and March month. The aircraft’s registrations are VT-GSI and VT-GSJ. Both E175s are ex-Belavia and Star Air has retained the Belavia interiors.
Add to this, the airline has signed one more deal with Nordic Aviation Capital to acquire 2 more Embraer E175 aircraft. The airline expects delivery of these 2 aircraft in coming months.
Director Shrenik Ghodawat in an interview to Financial Express said that the airline is aiming to operate a fleet of 20-25 aircraft in next 4-5 years and connect 40-50 destinations.
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Source : Zee News