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Nordavia logo.jpg
  • 1963 (as Arkhangelsk United Aviation Squadron)
  • 1991 (as AVL Arkhangelsk Airlines)
  • 2004 (as Aeroflot-Nord)
  • 2009 (as Nordavia)
Bases Sheremetyevo International Airport
Talagi Airport
Focus cities Pulkovo Airport
Fleet size 24
Destinations 21
Headquarters Arkhangelsk, Russia
Key people Vladimir Antonov (Chairman) [1]

JSC "Nordavia" (Russian: ЗАО «Нордавиа»), formerly known as Aeroflot-Nord (Russian: ЗАО «Аэрофлот-Норд») is an airline based in Arkhangelsk, Russia. It operates mainly scheduled domestic and regional services. Its main bases are Talagi Airport in Arkhangelsk and Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.[2]



An Aeroflot-Nord Antonov-24RV.
An Aeroflot-Nord Boeing 737-500.
An Aeroflot-Nord Tupolev Tu-134A.

The airline was formed in 1963 as Arkhangelsk United Aviation Squadron (Russian: Архангельский объединенный авиационный отряд) and became AVL Arkhangelsk Airlines (Russian: Архангельские воздушные линии) 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.[3] 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.[4] Reasons for the retreat of Aeroflot were the bad press the subsidiary received following the Aeroflot Flight 821 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. [5]



The Nordavia fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 1 December 2009):[6]

Aeroflot-Nord fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Notes
Antonov An-24 5 [7] 0
Boeing 737-300 2 0 1 aircraft stored at CHR
Boeing 737-500 17 0 2 aircraft stored at BUD
2 aircraft stored at DME
1 aircraft stored at BOH
1 aircraft stored at SIP
Total 24 0

Accidents and incidents

On 14 September 2008, Aeroflot Flight 821, flown under a combined service agreement with Aeroflot,[8] crashed on approach to Perm Airport, Russia. All 88 passengers; including 7 children and 6 crew members were killed.[9]

former logo of Aeroflot-Nord


  1. ^ Nordavia Chairman
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 47. 2007-04-03.  
  3. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  4. ^ ""ERA Welcomes Aeroflot-Nord"". European Regions Airline Association (ERA). 2006-12-18.  
  5. ^ "Aeroflot-Nord in trouble". BarentsObserver. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-08-05.  
  6. ^ Nordavia fleet list at Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  7. ^ Nordavia fleet. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  8. ^ "September 14, 2008." Aeroflot. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  9. ^ Aeroflot-Nord Flight 821 down near Perm

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