Star Air in talks with Brazil’s Embraer to buy new planes

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Star Air, India’s newest scheduled airline, is likely to announce in a fortnight an aircraft order with Brazil’s Embraer, the airline’s chief executive said, reports the LiveMint.

Star Air, which has two 50-seater Embraer ERJ 145s currently, plans to deploy the new planes on 22 routes it had won during the RCS auctions, Simran Singh Tiwana said on Thursday.

Tiwana, who did not specify the size of the potential order, said the purchases will be funded internally.

Star Air, which is owned by the Sanjay Ghodawat Group, is also in talks with the authorities at Mumbai airport to start flights from the city.

Starair-banner-2We are trying to get some slots in bigger airports. We are trying to get at least one slot in Mumbai,” Tiwana said.

Star Air began services in late January and connects Bengaluru and Huballi, as well as Hubli and Tirupati and would commence its Belagavi flight on February 25, added the Livemint.

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