Taimyr Air Company

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Nordstar Airlines
Nordstar airlines logo.png
IATA
Y7
ICAO
TYA
Callsign
TAIMYR[1]
Founded 2009
Hubs Norilsk-Alykel Airport, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport
Secondary hubs Moscow-Domodedovo International Airport, Novosibirsk International Airport
Fleet size 14 (+10 orders and 2 Options)
Destinations 45
Company slogan Easy to fly
Parent company Norilsk Nickel
Headquarters Norilsk, Russia
Website www.nordstar.su
NordStar B737-800 landing at St Petersburg

OJSC Taimyr Air Company (Russian: ОАО «Авиакомпания «Таймыр»), operating as NordStar Airlines, is a Russian airline based in Norilsk. Its main base is Alykel Airport.

History[edit]

NordStar was founded by Norilsk Nickel and was launched on 17 December 2008, based on local Taimyr Peninsula airlines. NordStar airlines replaced KrasAir as the biggest airline of Krasnoyarsky kray.

NordStar operated its first flight on 17 June 2009, from Norilsk to Moscow-Domodedovo and Krasnoyarsk.

In 2010 and 2011, from Moscow, Krasnoyarsk and Norilsk, Nordstar began flights to Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Yekatrinburg, Tomsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Chita, Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Baykit, Vanavara, Tungunsk, Turukhansk, Severo-Eniseisk, Igarka, Dushanbe and Tashkent.

NordStar's fleet consists of 9 Boeing 737–800 jets, which are equipped with business and economy classes. In 2011, 4 ATR 42-500s joined the fleet, for regional services. In the near future, NordStar will develop a passenger loyalty program and extend its route network.

On December 1, 2011 Norilsk Nickel, Taimyr Airlines's parent company, reported that Nordavia is to be merged with Taimyr Air Company.[2]

Destinations[edit]

This is a list of cities NordStar flies to (as of December 2012).

Main article: NordStar destinations

Fleet[edit]

The NordStar fleet includes the following aircraft (as of December 2012):

NordStar Fleet[3]
Aircraft Total Orders Options Passengers Notes
C Y Total
ATR 42-500 5[4] 5 0 0 46 46
Boeing 737-800 9[5] 10 162 172
Total 14 10 2

Following the merger of Nordavia,[2] Taimyr Air Company will acquire following aircraft:

Aircraft acquired from Nordavia[6][7]
Aircraft Total Orders Seating Notes
C Y Total
Antonov An-24 4[6] 0 0 50 50
ATR 42 0 1[8] 0 48 48[6] To be delivered in December 2011[8]
Boeing 737–300 1 0 8 108 110[9] 1 aircraft stored at CHR
Boeing 737–500 14[10] 0 8 102 110 1 aircraft stored at BUD
1 aircraft stored at BOH
1 aircraft stored at SIP
0 133 133
Total 23 0

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