Thursday, July 21, 2022

India's Star Air To Lease 2 Embraer E175s From Nordic Aviation Capital

Indian regional airline, Star Air, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) to lease two Embraer E175 jets, as reported by Network Thoughts. A potential deal could see Star Air take delivery of both jets by the end of this year and use them to expand its footprint in the Indian domestic market.

Avgeeks in India and across the globe were patiently waiting for Air India to finally place an order for new aircraft at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow. However, with yesterday's development, Star Air beat the Indian flag carrier to the punch.

Details on the potential deal are still scarce at this point, but more information is expected to follow soon. Simple Flying has written to the regional carrier seeking more details about the specific delivery schedule, seat configuration, and route network of the incoming E175 jets. This article will be updated when a response is received.

The LOI states Star Air will receive two Embraer E175 aircraft this year. Data from shows Nordic Aviation Capital owns 20 E175s across all variants. The majority of those are listed as stored or undergoing maintenance.

21/07/22 Devesh Mehta/Simple Flying

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