The newest airline in the Indian skies, Star Air, will commence commercial flights starting January 25. The airline is introducing non-stop flights from Bengaluru to Hubballi and Hubballi to Bengaluru. The flight from Bengaluru to Hubballi will depart at 7.35 am and arrive in Hubballi at 8.35 am.
From Hubballi, the flight will depart at 11.45 am and arrive in Bengaluru at 12.45 pm.
The airfares on the Bengaluru-Hubballi route starts at Rs 1,299, while from Hubballi to Bengaluru, it starts at Rs 1,599. The airline will also commence flight operations between Hubballi and Tirupati with fares starting from Rs 2,740 from January 25. From February 6 onwards, flights between Bengaluru and Belagavi with fares starting from Rs 2,599 will begin. The flight will depart Bengaluru at 1.25 pm and arrive at Belagavi at 2.30 pm.
Star Air will be operating Embraer aircraft on these routes.
The Bengaluru-headquartered Star Air will be starting commercial flight operations under the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAAN) scheme. It got the scheduled commuter airline permit from the Ministry of Civil Aviation on January 1.
The Air Operator Certificate for Scheduled Commuter Operations is granted in two categories: Scheduled Commuter (Small) for aircraft of all-up weight of up to 5,700 kg and Scheduled Commuter Operator (Large) for aircraft with AUW of more than 5,700 kg and up to 40,000 kg.