NordStar

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Nordstar
Nordstar airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Y7 TYA[1] NORDSTAR[1]
Founded 2009
Hubs Norilsk-Alykel Airport, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo Airport
Secondary hubs Moscow-Domodedovo International Airport, Novosibirsk International Airport
Fleet size 15
Destinations 45
Company slogan Easy to fly
Parent company Norilsk Nickel
Headquarters Norilsk, Russia
Key people S E Barbashin (General Director)
Website www.nordstar.su
NordStar B737-800 landing at St Petersburg

OJSC Taimyr Air Company (Russian: ОАО «Авиакомпания «Таймыр»), operating as NordStar, 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 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 launched 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] However, after the Federal Antimonopoly Service blocked the merge of Nordavia with Taimyr Air Company, Nordavia was ultimately sold to Sergey Kuznetsov, the owner of Red Wings Airlines in March 2016.[3]

Destinations[edit]

This is a list of cities NordStar flies to (as of December 2015).

Fleet[edit]

The NordStar fleet includes the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[4]

NordStar Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
ATR 42-500 5 0 46 46
ATR 42-600 5[citation needed] 0 46 46
Boeing 737-300 1 0 148 148 Leased from Nordavia, to be phased out
Boeing 737-800 9 1 10 162 172 1 due as VQ-KRT ex EI-RUA.
Total 15 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FAAO JO 7340.2". faa.gov. Archived from the original on 15 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Aviapott digest, December 1st, 2011, Nordavia is to be merged in Taimyr Air Company.
  3. ^ "Norilsk Nickel sold Nordavia" (in Russian). Vedomosti. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2017): 30. 

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