Nordwind Airlines

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Nordwind Airlines
Северный ветер
Nordwind Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
N4 NWS NORDLAND
Founded2008
Operating basesSheremetyevo International Airport
SubsidiariesPegas Fly
Fleet size22
Destinations81
Parent companyPegas Touristik[1]
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Key peopleShvetsov Igor (General Director)[2]
Websitenordwindairlines.ru

Nordwind Airlines, LLC (Russian: ООО «Северный ветер», translit. Severný veter) is a Russian scheduled and charter airline. The company is headquartered in Moscow,[3] and its main hub is at Sheremetyevo International Airport. Nordwind Airlines primarily operates service between airports in Russia and holiday destinations around the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.[4][not in citation given]

History[edit]

Nordwind Airlines was founded in August 2008 by the Russian and Turkish branches of tour operator Pegas Touristik and initially operated 3 Boeing 757-200s.[5][6]

The number of passengers transported was as follows:[7]

Year Passengers
2008 20,000
2009 555,000
2010 1.2 million
2011 1.7 million
2012 2.2 million
2013 3.4 million
2014 4.4 million

On April 29, 2013, two surface-to-air missiles were fired by unknown forces in Syria at a Nordwind Airlines jet flying from Sharm El Sheikh to Kazan. The pilots took evasive action and the plane continued onto Kazan undamaged.[8]

In 2017, the airline acquired 2 used A330s.[9]

Destinations[edit]

List of Nordwind Airlines destinations

Nordwind serves 97 destinations in 26 countries including 8 countries and 22 cities in Europe, 8 countries and 12 cities in the Middle East and Africa, 3 countries and 3 cities in South America and 6 countries and 14 cities in Asia.[citation needed]

Fleet[edit]

Nordwind Airlines Boeing 737-800

The Nordwind Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft:[10]

Nordwind Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A321-200 9 214 214
220 220
Airbus A330-200 2 1 24 259 283
Boeing 737-800 8 186 186
189 189
Boeing 737-900ER 4[1] TBA 4 Aircraft were obtained from Lion Air
Boeing 777-200ER 6 49 228 277
30 255 285
6 387 393
440 440
Boeing 777-300ER 2 486 486
Irkut MC-21-300 5[11] TBA
Total 27 20

The fleet previously included the following aircraft:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Russia's Nordwind to lease three B737-800s from CBD". ch-aviation. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ Nordwind: Senior Management
  3. ^ About Nordwind
  4. ^ "Nordwind - Home". Nordwind.
  5. ^ "Nordwind Airlines (ATDB)". Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Boeing 757 Active with Nordwind Airlines". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  7. ^ About Nordwind
  8. ^ "Missiles Fired At Passenger Jet Over Syria 29 April 2013". Sky News. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  9. ^ Montag-Girmes, Polina (July 14, 2017). "Russia's Nordwind Airlines expands fleet with two A330s". Air Transport World.
  10. ^ "Fleet". nordwindairlines.ru. Nordwind Airlines. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Russia's Irkut MC-21-300 Performs First Flight". ainonline.com. July 31, 2017.
  12. ^ "Airbus A320 in Nordwind Airlines history". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Boeing 767 in Nordwind Airlines history". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Nordwind Airlines fleet details". Airfleets.net. Retrieved 1 January 2017.

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