The airline “Nordavia” will be aquastream

The Boeing 737 of airline “Nordavia”

The airline “Nordavia-regional airlines” change specialization in the direction of the low-cost carrier. About told journalists the General Director of the company Vladimir Gorbunov following the meeting with the Governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun.

“With the arrival of the new owner changes the business model of the airline, it changes dramatically <…> the Strategic goal is the creation and development of business models low-cost carrier in the airline”, — quotes the words of Gorbunova “Interfax”.

He added that the development of the lowcost segment of the domestic airline market future low-cost carrier may require assistance from the Federal and regional authorities. “There is such a thing as seasonality and for the promotion of new routes may require assistance from the Federal and regional authorities,” — said Gorbunov.

Nordavia operates regular and Charter flights mainly in the North-West region of Russia, primarily between Moscow, St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Naryan-Mar and Syktyvkar, as well as the black sea resorts (Sochi, Anapa). In addition, airlines fly aircraft on local airlines on the routes Arkhangelsk — Amderma, Naryan-Mar, Solovki, Usinsk.

The airline fleet consists of nine narrow-body jet passenger aircraft Boeing 737-500, however, fly the ships with a low enough load. According to Rosaviation, in January 2016, the proportion occupied by the passengers seats on flights “Nordavia” was only 65.3 per cent. In January 2016, “Nordavia” has transported slightly more than 50 thousand passengers.

In April 2016, the main shareholder of “Nordavia” was the company Sky Invest, owned by the co-owner of the airline Red Wings, Sergei Kuznetsov. Prior to that, 100% stake in the carrier belonged to Norilsk Nickel”.