Star Air took delivery of another 50-seat ERJ last month. The new jet will help improve connectivity across its domestic India route system. In just two years, the Bangalore-based airline has built a network that serves 13 cities with an all-Embraer jet fleet. The carrier acquired all of its ERJs from Embraer’s Asset Management division.
The airline operates flights under the Indian Government’s UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme which promotes greater access to air travel by connecting underserved regional airports, improving airport infrastructure, and maintaining affordable fares.
The ERJ fleet is popular with the airline and passengers. According to Star Air’s CEO, Simran Singh Tiwana, the airplane’s excellent reliability, 50-seat capacity and spacious 2+1 seat configuration has proven to be an asset during the pandemic.
“We believe in our customers and are diligently working towards achieving our pre-COVID numbers with our ERJ fleet. We launched three new destinations and added 12 new routes during an incredibly challenging year. We have the highest schedule completion rate in India and our aircraft have outstanding dispatch reliability.”