Air Nostrum

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Air Nostrum (Iberia Regional)
Air Nostrum (YW) - Logo.svg
IATA
YW
ICAO
ANE
Callsign
NOSTRUM AIR
Founded 23 May 1994
Hubs
Frequent-flyer program Iberia Plus
Alliance Oneworld (Affiliate)
Fleet size 40
Destinations 51
Parent company Independently owned separate and with no relation to International Airlines Group
Headquarters Valencia, Spain
Website www.airnostrum.com

Air Nostrum, Líneas Aéreas del Mediterráneo, S.A., also known as Iberia Regional, is a regional airline based in Valencia, Spain.[1] Air Nostrum is an independent carrier which operates as a franchisee of Iberia Airlines and Binter Canarias. Iberia Regional franchise is a regional partner of Iberia and an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance. Air Nostrum operates an extensive network of 91 domestic and international routes to 51 destinations, as well as charter flights. Its main base is Valencia Airport, with hubs at Barcelona Airport and Madrid-Barajas Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established on 23 May 1994 and started operations on December 15.[3] It was founded as Líneas Aéreas del Mediterraneo/Air Nostrum in Valencia. In May 1997, Air Nostrum signed an agreement with Iberia to become an Iberia franchise. It acquired Iberia subsidiary Binter Mediterraneo and absorbed its operations. Following Iberia's merger with Aviaco in 1999 additional domestic and international services were taken over by Air Nostrum. It acquired Dutch airline Denim Air in 1999, but disposed of any interest in the company in 2002. Air Nostrum is owned by Nefinsa (74.8%), Caja Duero (22.2%) and Air Nostrum management (3%) and has 2,040 employees (in March 2007).[2]

Destinations[edit]

Services[edit]

Air Nostrum used to offer a comprehensive meal service on all scheduled flights. However, since early 2008, the airline no longer offers a single 'regional business class' cabin. The cabin is now split into separate business and economy sections along the lines of other major airlines. Economy passengers can purchase drinks and snacks from an oboard menu.

Fleet[edit]

As of March 2014, the Air Nostrum fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 5.5 years:.[4][5] The company website only shows 4 models: the ATR 72-600, CRJ-200, CRJ-900 and CRJ-1000[6]

Air Nostrum fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-600 5 8 72
Bombardier CRJ200 14 0 50 9 CRJ200ER to be sold.[7]
Bombardier CRJ900 11 0 90
Bombardier CRJ1000 10 25 100
Total 40 33

Incidents and accidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact List." Air Nostrum. Retrieved on 20 May 2009. "Avda. Comarques del País Valenciá, 2. 46930 Quart de Poblet, Valencia España / Spain"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 64. 
  3. ^ Air Nostrum History - The First Airline of Regional Aviation in Spain
  4. ^ Air Nostrum fleet list at planespotters.net
  5. ^ http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/12/16/351039/bombardier-keeps-first-two-crj1000-regional-jets-for.html
  6. ^ Air Nostrum website: Our fleet - models, visisted 2 March 2013
  7. ^ "Aircraft Availability". Bombardier. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/Safety_Issues/others/mellilaf50.html
  9. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Report: Air Nostrum CRJ2 at Barcelona on Jan 24th 2007, belly landing". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Air Nostrum at Wikimedia Commons