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CJSC "Nordavia" ( ), formerly known as Aeroflot-Nord ( ) is an airline based in Arkhangelskmarker, Russiamarker. It operates mainly scheduled domestic and regional services. Its main bases are Talagi Airportmarker in Arkhangelskmarker and Moscow Sheremetyevo Airportmarker.

History



The airline was formed in 1963 as Arkhangelsk United Aviation Squadron ( ) and became AVL Arkhangelsk Airlines ( ) in 1991. In August 2004 Aeroflot acquired 51% of the airline, with the rest being held by Aviainvest. The company was re-named Aeroflot-Nord, becoming Aeroflot's second regional airline. It joined the European Regions Airline Association in December 2006.

As the contract with Aeroflot ceased on 1 December 2009, the airline operates since then independently as Nordavia. Reasons for the retreat of Aeroflot were the bad press the subsidiary received following the Aeroflot Flight 821marker disaster, and the decision of Russian aviation officials dating from 15 July 2009, to impose restrictions (including ban on international charter tours) on then Aeroflot-Nord flight operations due to insufficient security and bad finances.

Destinations

Fleet

The Nordavia fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 1 December 2009):
Aeroflot-Nord fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Notes
Antonov An-24 5 0
Boeing 737-300 2 0 1 aircraft stored at CHR
Boeing 737-500 17 0 2 aircraft stored at BUDmarker
2 aircraft stored at DMEmarker
1 aircraft stored at BOHmarker
1 aircraft stored at SIPmarker


Total 24 0


Accidents and incidents

On 14 September 2009, Aeroflot Flight 821marker, flown under a combined service agreement with Aeroflot, crashed on approach to Perm Airportmarker, Russiamarker. All 88 passengers; including 7 children and 6 crew members were killed.

References

  1. Flight International 27 March 2007
  2. Nordavia fleet list at ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  3. Nordavia fleet. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  4. " September 14, 2008." Aeroflot. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  5. Aeroflot-Nord Flight 821 down near Perm


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