Air Hoshiguma is a low-cost airline based in its namesake city. The airline was formed in 2008 by former employees of Koko airways, which went bankrupt the previous year. Air Hoshiguma began operations on March 8th 2008 flying three former Koko Airways MD-81 between Toumachi and Hoshiguma. The airline added two used MD-87s bought from air tenji in 2009, opening a new route to Kumoi, and a 737-900ER was leased in 2010-2015 to increase capacity on the Toumachi-Hoshiguma trunk.
A more thorough fleet expansion started in 2012 when the airline recieved the first of the fifteen 737-900ER ordered a few years earlier to open new routes and replace the ageing MDs in the fleet. Soon, direct connections to the cities of Taniguchi, Chiyoko, Minatogawa, Hokuto and Minazuki were added to the carrier's destinations. Despite beign the slowest-growing and the smallest of the four Kokoan-based low-cost airlines Air Hoshiguma enjoyed positive cash-flows for all but its first year of operation and has gained a reputation of reliability and on-time performance. The airline also Became the launch customer of the entire EAC-150 program when it ordered five (plus five opions) of the -200 model in 2012.
Currently, Air hoshiguma operates a fleet of 14 aircrafts and serves 7 domestic destinations.
MD-87 (2009-on, 1 in service)
B-737-900ER (2010-on, 13 in service)