Nordavia

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Nordavia
Нордавиа
Nordavia logo.png
IATA
5N
ICAO
AUL
Callsign
ARCHANGELSK AIR
Founded
  • 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]
Website Nordavia.ru/eng/

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]

History[edit]

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.

Since the contract with Aeroflot ended on 1 December 2009, the airline has operated independently as Nordavia.[5] Because of the bad press the subsidiary received following the Aeroflot Flight 821 disaster, and Russian aviation officials' 15 July 2009 imposition of restrictions (including a ban on international charter tours) on then Aeroflot-Nord flight operations due to insufficient security and bad finances, Aeroflot has distanced itself from Nordavia.[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.

Destinations[edit]

Main article: Nordavia destinations

Fleet[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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). Aviaport.ru. 01.12.2011. Retrieved 2013-02-04.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ a b "Nordavia fleet list at ch-aviation.ch". Ch-aviation.ch. 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". Russiatoday.com. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 

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