• 1963 (as Arkhangelsk United Aviation Squadron)
  • 1991 (as AVL Arkhangelsk Airlines)
  • 2004 (as Aeroflot-Nord)
  • 2009 (as Nordavia)
Operating bases Sheremetyevo International Airport
Talagi Airport
Fleet size 23
Destinations 21
Parent company Norilsk Nickel
Headquarters Talagi Airport
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 with its head office on the grounds of Talagi Airport in Arkhangelsk, Russia.[2] It operates mainly scheduled domestic and regional services. Its main bases are Talagi Airport and Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.[3]



An Aeroflot-Nord Boeing 737-500.

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

In March 2011, Aeroflot sold the airline to Norilsk Nickel for a reported US$7 million. Kommersant has quoted experts who believe that Norilsk Nickel may merge Nordavia with Taimyr Air Company, which is already owned by the company.[7]

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



The Nordavia fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 28 March 2010):[8]

Aeroflot-Nord fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Seating Notes
Business Economy Total
Antonov An-24 4 [9] 0 0 50 50
Boeing 737-300 1 0 8 108 110[10] 1 aircraft stored at CHR
Boeing 737-500 17 0 8 102 110 1 aircraft stored at BUD
1 aircraft stored at BOH
1 aircraft stored at SIP
0 133 133
Total 23 0

Accidents and incidents

  • On 14 September 2008, Aeroflot Flight 821, flown under a combined service agreement with Aeroflot,[11] crashed on approach to Perm Airport, Russia. All 88 passengers; including 7 children and 6 crew members were killed.[12]
former logo of Aeroflot-Nord


  1. ^ Nordavia Chairman
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Nordavia. Retrieved on 29 June 2010. "Legal address: Russian Federation, 163053, Arkhangelsk, Talagi Airport." - "Контакты." Address in Russian: "163053, г. Архангельск, Аэропорт "Архангельск"."
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 47. 2007-04-03. 
  4. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  5. ^ ""ERA Welcomes Aeroflot-Nord"". European Regions Airline Association (ERA). 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  6. ^ "Aeroflot-Nord in trouble". BarentsObserver. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Russia's Aeroflot airline sells Nordavia for $7 mln — paper". Moscow: RIA Novosti. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Nordavia fleet list at Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  9. ^ Nordavia fleet. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
  10. ^ page for VP-BKT
  11. ^ "September 14, 2008." Aeroflot. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  12. ^ Aeroflot-Nord Flight 821 down near Perm

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