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  • 1963 (as Arkhangelsk United Aviation Squadron)
  • 1991 (as AVL Arkhangelsk Airlines)
  • 2004 (as Aeroflot-Nord)
  • 2009 (as Nordavia)
Operating bases
Focus cities
Fleet size 9
Destinations 21
Parent company Norilsk Nickel
Headquarters Talagi Airport
Arkhangelsk, Russia
Key people Vladimir Antonov (Chairman)[1]

JSC "Nordavia" (Russian: ЗАО «Нордавиа»), formerly known as Aeroflot-Nord (Russian: ЗАО «Аэрофлот-Норд») is an airline with its head office on the grounds of Talagi Airport in Arkhangelsk, Russia.[2] It operates mainly scheduled domestic and regional services. Its main bases are Talagi Airport and Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.[3]


An Aeroflot-Nord Boeing 737-500.

The airline was formed in 1963 as Arkhangelsk United Aviation Squadron (Russian: Архангельский объединенный авиационный отряд) and became AVL Arkhangelsk Airlines (Russian: Архангельские воздушные линии) in 1991. In August 2004 Aeroflot acquired 51% of the airline, with the rest being held by Aviainvest. The company was renamed Aeroflot-Nord, becoming Aeroflot's second regional airline.[4] It joined the European Regions Airline Association in December 2006.

As the contract with Aeroflot ceased on 1 December 2009, the airline operates since then independently as Nordavia.[5] Reasons for the retreat of Aeroflot were the bad press the subsidiary received following the Aeroflot Flight 821 disaster, and the decision of Russian aviation officials dating from 15 July 2009, to impose restrictions (including ban on international charter tours) on then Aeroflot-Nord flight operations due to insufficient security and bad finances.[6]

In March 2011, Aeroflot sold the airline to Norilsk Nickel for a reported US$7 million. Kommersant has quoted experts who believe that Norilsk Nickel may merge Nordavia with Taimyr Air Company, which is already owned by the company.[7] On December 1, 2011 Norilsk Nickel reported that Nordavia is to be merged in Taimyr Air Company.[8]

An Aeroflot-Nord Antonov-24RV.
An Aeroflot-Nord Tupolev Tu-134A.


Main article: Nordavia destinations


The Nordavia fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of May 2014):[9]

Nordavia fleet[9][10]
Aircraft Total Orders Seating Notes
Business Economy Total
Boeing 737-500 9 10 100 110
0 133 133
Total 9

Accidents and incidents[edit]

former logo of Aeroflot-Nord


  1. ^ Nordavia Chairman
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Nordavia. Retrieved on 29 June 2010. "Legal address: Russian Federation, 163053, Arkhangelsk, Talagi Airport." – "Контакты." Address in Russian: "163053, г. Архангельск, Аэропорт "Архангельск"."
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 47. 
  4. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  5. ^ "ERA Welcomes Aeroflot-Nord". European Regions Airline Association (ERA). 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  6. ^ "Aeroflot-Nord in trouble". BarentsObserver. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Russia's Aeroflot airline sells Nordavia for $7 mln — paper". Moscow: RIA Novosti. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Aviaport digest, Dec. 1st, 2011" (in Russian). 01.12.2011. Retrieved 2013-02-04.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ a b "Nordavia fleet list at". Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  10. ^ Nordavia official fleet page, Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  11. ^ "September 14, 2008." Aeroflot. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  12. ^ "Aeroflot-Nord Flight 821 down near Perm". 15 September 2008. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 

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