Nordwind Airlines

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Nordwind Airlines
Северный ветер
Nordwind Airlines logo 2013.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
N4 NWS NORDLAND
Founded 2008
Operating bases Sheremetyevo International Airport
Subsidiaries Pegas Fly
Fleet size 14
Destinations 81
Parent company Pegas Touristik
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people Shvetsov Igor (General Director)[1]
Website nordwindairlines.ru

Nordwind Airlines, LLC (Russian: ООО «Северный ветер», Severný veter) is a Russian scheduled and charter airline. The company is headquartered in Moscow,[2] with its main hub at Sheremetyevo International Airport. Nordwind Airlines primarily links airports in Russia with holiday destinations around the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.[3]

History[edit]

Nordwind Airlines was founded in August 2008 by the Russian and Turkish branches of tour operator Pegas Touristik,[4] initially operating three Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Since then, the fleet has been greatly expanded, including the introduction of the Airbus A321 and the Boeing 767-300.[5]

Nordwind’s fleet size goal is to reach 60 aircraft by 2015 and a total of 70 aircraft by 2016. Growth of Nordwind Airlines has been 40% since it was founded in 2008. Fleet size has grown 45% by 2014. In 2008, when Nordwind Airlines was founded, it offered its customers six destinations with three aircraft. By 2009, Nordwind has bought four additional aircraft and started travelling to new destinations. In 2012, Nordwind has taken eighteen new aircraft.[6] Number of passengers transferred in 2013 from January to August is 2,257,674 which equals to a total amount of 157% increase. This number reached 3,089,953 in November 2013.[7]

Destinations[edit]

As of 2014 Nordwind has a total number of 97 destinations. It travels to 8 countries and 22 cities in Europe, 8 countries and 12 cities in Middle East and Africa, 3 countries and 3 cities in South America and 6 countries and 14 cities in Asia. In total, Nordwind travels to 26 countries and 97 cities.[6]

Fleet[edit]

Nordwind Airlines Airbus A321-200

The Nordwind Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[8]

Nordwind Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
P Y Total
Airbus A321-200 4 1 220 220
Boeing 737-800 2 189 189
Boeing 767-300ER 5 12 278
288
290
300
4 leased to Pegas Fly
Boeing 777-200ER 3 6 387 393
Total 14 1

The airline fleet previously included the following aircraft:[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nordwind - Home". Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Contact Information." (Archive) Nordwind Airlines. Retrieved on 29 April 2012. "Head Office Address: Sadovnicheskaya Street 14, Building 2, Office 303, 304, 304a 115035 Moscow Russia" – Address in Russian (Archive) – "115035, г. Москва, ул. Садовническая, д.14, стр.2, офис 303, 304, 304а."
  3. ^ "Nordwind - Home". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nordwind Airlines (ATDB)". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nordwind Airlines Fleet of B757 (Active) - Airfleets aviation". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Nordwind - History". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Nordwind - Home". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 30. 

External links[edit]

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