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Star Air announces flights from Jamnagar to Bengaluru and Hyderabad

Star Air, an Indian commuter airline based in Bengaluru, has announced flights from Jamnagar to Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Connecting Jamnagar

Starting 26th August 2021, Star Air will operate 3-weekly flights between Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport and Jamnagar Airport.

The schedules for these flights are:

  • Bengaluru-Jamnagar
  • Departure time: 06:35
  • Arrival time: 08:50
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: OG131
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Jamnagar-Bengaluru
  • Departure time: 17:45
  • Arrival time: 20:00
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: OG132
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

On the same day, the regional airline will start flying between Jamnagar Airport and Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The flights will be operated 3-times-a-week with the following schedule:

  • Jamnagar-Hyderabad
  • Departure time: 09:15
  • Arrival time: 11:30
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: OG149
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Hyderabad-Jamnagar
  • Departure time: 15:15
  • Arrival time: 17:20
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: OG150
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

The flights will be operated by the airline’s Embraer E145 featuring 50 economy class seats in a 1-2 configuration. Star Air exclusively operates these type of aircrafts.

Bookings for these flights are now open at star.in.

Sanjay Ghodawat, Chairman, Star Air, said:

Our new route between Jamnagar, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru will not only save our customers time but also increase convenience. We are dedicated to providing the best aviation services at the most reasonable prices. Star Air is proud to operate the first direct flight between these cities and achieve stellar travel connectivity.

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Responding to the demand

Jamnagar was formerly known as the ‘Brass City’ since it produces the largest amount of Brass items in India. Jamnagar is also known as ‘World’s Oil City’ because the world’s biggest oil refineries, belonging to Reliance Industries and Nayara Energy, are situated here.

Since many years, the people and businessmen of Jamnagar have been demanding nonstop flights to cities like Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Star Air is responding to this by introducing nonstop flights to both Hyderabad and Bengaluru from the city.

Only time will tell what the load factors on these flights will be.

Presently, the only airline serving Jamnagar is Air India. The national carrier of India operates daily nonstop flight to Mumbai (although for the month of August, Air India is operating 4-weekly flights). These flights are operated by a mix of Airbus A319 and A320neo aircraft.

Expanding

Star Air is rapidly expanding. From being just a small regional airline based at Bengaluru Airport to operating flights across India, it has come a long way. With the addition of Jamnagar and Hyderabad, it will now serve 16 destinations. These include: Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Bengaluru, Belagavi, Delhi (Hindon), Hubballi, Indore, Jodhpur, Kalaburagi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Surat and Tirupati.

Hyderabad is also a new destination for Star Air. Starting 26th August 2021, the airline will also operate flights to Bengaluru in addition to Jamnagar. The flight schedule of Hyderabad-Bengaluru-Hyderabad route is:

  • Hyderabad-Bengaluru
  • Departure time: 12:00
  • Arrival time: 13:10
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: OG152
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Bengaluru-Hyderabad
  • Departure time: 13:45
  • Arrival time: 14:50
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: OG151
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Post lockdown, Star Air launched its scheduled flight services to three new destinations that include Surat, Nashik, Jodhpur and resumed its services to Tirupati as well. Incepted in January 2019 with an aim to connect the unconnected by offering quality flight services, Star Air has lived up to its endeavor by connecting numerous Tier-II and Tier-III cities.

All in all, it’s good to see a regional airline successfully expanding its wings.

Featured image by Star Air

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