Star Air (India) (S5, Belgaum) has announced it has been granted its Air Operator's Permit (AOP) by the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The licence allows the start-up to operate scheduled passenger flights.

In a statement, Star Air said its first route would cover daily flights from its Bengaluru International base to Hubli using E145 equipment. Other touted destinations include Tirupati, Pune, and Delhi/Ghaziabad.

As part of its certification process, it used a single E145, VT-GSC (msn 14500845).