|Focus cities||Pulkovo Airport|
|Key people||Vladimir Antonov (Chairman) |
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.
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. 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 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. 
The Nordavia fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 1 December 2009):
|Antonov An-24||5 ||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
On 14 September 2008, Aeroflot Flight 821, flown under a combined service agreement with Aeroflot, crashed on approach to Perm Airport, Russia. All 88 passengers; including 7 children and 6 crew members were killed.