Novair

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Novair
Novair logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
N9 NVR NAVIGATOR
Founded 1997
Operating bases Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Fleet size 2
Destinations 18
Company slogan Lifting You - To the World and Home.
Parent company Rewe Group
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Key people Anders Fred (CEO)
Website www.novair.net

Nova Airlines AB, operating as Novair, is an airline headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] It operates charter flights mainly to the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. In the past it also operated long-haul flights to destinations like Thailand, India and Indonesia. Its main base and hub of operations is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport,[2] but the airline also operates from Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.[3]

History[edit]

Novair was established and started operations in November 1997 with services from Stockholm to Phuket, Thailand and the Canary Islands of Spain on behalf of Apollo, a Swedish travel agency. Since 1997, the airline has operated several different types of aircraft, including Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-800NG, Airbus A330 and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. Between 2007-2011, the airline had also leased an Airbus A330 from Orbest and Air Europa. During 2013-2014, the airline leased an Airbus A330 from Aer Lingus, operated with an Aer Lingus flight crew and Novair cabin crew, before they ceased longhaul operations. As of January 2001, the company was wholly owned by Kuoni Travel Group and had about 330 employees.[2] In June 2015 Kuoni Travel sold Novair and other departments of its company to the German Rewe Group. Independent from this sale it was decided to close the Gothenburg base in March 2016 and return two of the three Airbus A321 in the following month. In March 2016, the airline chartered an Airbus A320 from Titan Airways.

Destinations[edit]

Main article: Novair destinations

Novair operates flights from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen and Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport to charter destinations on behalf of Apollo. The destinations vary depending on season and include locations in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.

Fleet[edit]

Novair offers two types of travel classes on its flights: Economy Class and Novair Extra, equivalent to short/medium-haul type Economy Extra/Business Class.

As of May 2016, the Novair fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3]

Novair
Aircraft In fleet Order Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 1 0 180 G-POWI, operated by Titan Airways
Airbus A321-200 1 0 211
Airbus A321neo 0 2 221 To be delivered in 2017
Total 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact us." Novair. Retrieved on 26 April 2012. "Nova Airlines AB Box 454 39 SE-104 31 Stockholm Sweden Visiting address:Ynglingagatan 2"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 10 April 2007. p. 57. 
  3. ^ a b "About Novair (Swedish only)". novair. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 

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