The Indian startup Star Air is receiving its first E175 jets, from Embraer. The airline, founded in 2018, currently has a fleet of five ERJ 145s, which will be reinforced by four E-Jets through a leasing contract with Nordic Aviation Capital.
Last week, Star Air unveiled the first of these painted E175s and on Wednesday showed the aircraft ready on its social networks, just waiting for its registration to be applied.
Apparently, Nordic is passing on two E175s that flew with Belavia, an airline from Belarus. One of the planes would be serial number 17000852, which first flew in 2020.
The aircraft flew under registration OY-YEF and was parked at Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport, in Poland, since November 2022.
The other E175 that can be passed on to Star Air would be serial number 17000782, which also flew with Belavia until November 2021. After a stay at Alverca Airport, in Portugal, the Embraer jet headed to Poland as well.
The other E175 passed on to Star Air has the serial number 17000782, which also flew with Belavia until November 2021. After a stay at the Alverca Aerodrome, in Portugal, the Embraer jet went to Poland as well.
This Thursday, the 16th, the E175 with registration number OY-YEE took off from Bydgoszcz, made a stopover in Muscat, and continued on to Bengalulu, where Star Air’s headquarters are located.
The new Indian carrier operates regional flights from southern India and is expected to considerably expand its network with the entry into service of the E175, which offers around 70% more seats than the ERJ 145.