Star Air Cargo (SAC) has been trading since 1996. Originally SAC operated smaller aircraft, flying courier freight and small cargo for DHL and other companies contracted to fly for FedEx. After starting to operate passenger flights, SAC decided to move out of the smaller aircraft and to begin operating the Boeing 737, and started with their first 737-200 aircraft in 2007.
Star Air Maintenance Pty Ltd (SAM) is a subsidiary company of SAC that provides all the AOC’s maintenance requirements up to B check. SAM is based and operates from a hangar in the Denel Aviation Campus facility, at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. SAM also offers line maintenance to third parties.