In its effort to strengthen India’s regional connectivity, Star Air, the aviation arm of Sanjay Ghodawat Group is set to operate Bhuj as its 17th destination under the UDAN regional connectivity scheme.
With the mission of “Connecting Real India,” Star Air sees Bhuj as a multifaceted city of culture and colour known for its incredible handicrafts, colossal palaces, and the mesmerising white desert of Kutch, as well as the vibrant Kutch-Rann Utsav festival.
Star Air will begin operating its Embraer 145 jets for direct and connecting flights between Bhuj, Ahmedabad, and Belagavi as part of its summer 2022 schedule on June 3, 2022, with the launch of our new destination.
Famous for its weaving, embroidery, block-printing, tie and dye items, Bhuj is also an ideal textile tourism destination that attracts millions of people from across the world. Flights to our new destination will not only strengthen tourism, and boost economic growth, but will allow seamless connectivity to the colorful and picturesque destination.
The launch of the new route heralds the beginning of a new era for Gujarat, as it advocates for better connectivity within the state and the rest of the country.
Commenting on the milestone achievement, Shrenik Ghodawat, MD – Star Air, said, “We are pleased to announce Bhuj as our 17th destination. The launch of Bhuj would provide easy access to tourist attractions like the famous Rann Utsav, the Aina Mahal, and religious destinations including the Swaminarayan temple. Enhanced connectivity in Bhuj, will boost tourism, trade, and commerce in Gujarat. We hope to continue connecting many other regional cities to the travel map of India in the times to come.”
Star Air will operate five times a week between Bhuj, Ahmedabad, and Belagavi on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The schedule of these flights has been planned to offer passengers the most reasonable prices under the popular UDAN scheme. This historic flight service between Ahemdabad and Bhuj covers 297kms of the distance between these cities in just 60 minutes instead of 6+ hours via other modes of transport.
Currently, Star Air offers scheduled flight services to 17 Indian destinations that include Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Bengaluru, Belagavi, Delhi (Hindon), Hubballi, Indore, Jodhpur, Kalaburagi, Mumbai, Nashik, Surat, Tirupati, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Nagpur, and Bhuj.