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Formed in 2003 and started NordStar operations in 2009. A K A "Taimyr Air." Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
11 Staropetrovskiy Passage, Housing 2
Norlisk 125130 (Krasnoyarsk Region), Russia
Russia (Russian Federation) was established in 1991, it covers an area of 17,075,400 sq km, its population is 148.4 million, its capital city is Moscow and its official language is Russian.
June 2009: 737-4D7 (28702, VQ-BDB), ex-Thai Airways International (TII), ex-(HS-TDL), and 737-8Q8 (28221, VQ-BDP), ex-Cimber Sterling (STR), ex-(N282AG), deliveries and 2 737-8K5s (32905, VQ-BDN; 32906, VQ-BDO), ex-TUIfly.com (HAP)/(HLX), ex-(D-AHLP; D-AHLQ), Babcock (BBB) leased.
October 2009: NordStar (JSC) is owned by Norilsk Nickel.
Operations between Moscow Domodedovo to Norilsk and Krasnoyarsk.
December 2009: 737-8K2 (30389), ex-(PH-HZJ) delivery.
May 2010: 2 737-8K5s (27977, VQ-BDW; 27978, VQ-BDZ), Babcock (BBB) leased, ex-(D-AHFC) & (D-AHFD).
August 2010: NordStar (JSC) operates scheduled domestic services linking Moscow, Adler/Sochi, Norilsk and Krasnoyarsk. International charter services are also operated.
(IATA) Code: Y7. (ICAO) Code: TYA - (Callsign - TAIMYR).
Parent organization/shareholders: Norilsk Nickel (68%); local authorities in the Krasnoyarsk region (32%).
Main base: Moscow Domodedovo International airport (DME).
NordStar (JSC) has added 2 additional ex-TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) 737-800s. It has launched 3x-weekly, 737-800 service from Norilsk to St Petersburg on May 18. It has signed a cooperation agreement with KrasAvia with the aim to create a new joint carrier in early 2011 that would operate 4 737-800s and 4 ATR42 turboprops from Krasnoyarsk.
September 2010: SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINER WORLD" ARTICLE ON NEW KRASNOYARSK BASE: "JSC-2010-09-KRASNOYARSK BASE."
March 2011: Aeroflot (ARO) divested its debt-laden, Nordavia (AEN) subsidiary to a mining company (which owns another airline called Nordstar (JSC) (also known as "Taimyr Airlines") for a few million dollars just to get it off its hands. It flies from Moscow (SVO), Murmansk, and Arkhangelsk.
Taimyr Airlines (JSC) took delivery of the 1st of 4 ATR42-500s (839, VP-BKQ), ex-(F-WWLF) ordered in 2010 that also includes options for 3 more. (JSC), which also operates under the NordStar Airlines (JSC) brand, will base the ATR42-500s in Krasnoyarsk to fly to new regional destinations as well as to destinations such as Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, and Ekaterinburg.
The 46-seat ATR42-500 equipped with (PW127M) engines will also be fitted with additional features to facilitate operations in Siberia and Russian Far North, such as 120-minute Extended Twin Engine Operations (ETOPS), cold weather operations down to -45°C and special fuselage protection.
(JSC) General Director, Kirill Buryy said the ATR42-500 is "best suited for operations in the tough climatic conditions and airport infrastructure of Siberia and Russian Far North” and will allow (JSC) to “operate a highly reliable service with the lowest operating costs of its category.” Buryy noted the ATR42-500 “will burn -40% less fuel than the An-24s currently in operation within the Krasnoyarsk region, while cutting flight time.”
Russian metal company Norilsk Nickel set up (JSC) to provide air links between Krasnoyarsk and Norilsk and the biggest cities of Russia.
(MTU) Maintenance Hannover was selected by NordStar (JSC) to maintain its (CFM56-7B) engines under a 5-year contract. It is the German Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) provider's 1st (CFM56) customer from Russia, it said.
October 2011: Nordstar (JSC) launched Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo 737 service to Samara (2x-weekly) and Rostov on Don (weekly).
November 2011: NordStar Airlines (JSC) signed a contract with ATR for the purchase of 3 more firm ATR42-600s, adding to an agreement inked in September for 2 firm ATR42-600s and 2 options. The total value of the deal is estimated at $132 million.
(JSC) will become the 1st operator of a new ATR42-600 series airplane in the Russian Federation.
NordStar (JSC) last year placed an order for 4 firm ATR42-500s, plus 3 options; the 4 firm airplanes were delivered this year
"We have been operating 4 new ATR42-500s since May 2011 and the airplanes have fully met our expectations in the difficult operating environment of Krasnoyarsk Region and Russia's Far North. They have become very popular among our passengers," NordStar (JSC) General Director, Kirrill Buryy said. "With the arrival of the new ATR42-600s, we will further expand our travel offer, with new routes and additional frequencies within the Krasnoyarsk region."
SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINER WORLD" ARTICLE - - "JSC-2011-11 - MORE ATR'S."
January 2012: Nordstar (JSC) launched new routes from its Siberian bases:
Khabarovsk to Vladivostok: 2x-weekly 737-800 service started on November 4;
Krasnoyarsk to Khudzhand: weekly 737-800 service started on November 1;
Krasnoyarsk to Samara to Krasnodar: weekly 737-800 service started on November 3;
Krasnoyarsk to Samara to Rostov: weekly 737-800 service started on November 1.
(JSC) has taken delivery of its 9th ex-Ryanair (RYR) 737-800 and has placed orders for 5 ATR42-600 turboprops (and 2 options).
May 2012: NordStar Airlines (JSC) started a new route from Samara to Rostov.
June 2012: NordStar (JSC) has added a 1st 737-33A (28871, VP-BKT)) to its fleet of 9 737-800s. The 737 was previously operated by sister carrier, Nordavia (AEA).
August 2012: NordStar (JSC) will launch weekly, Krasnoyarsk to Beijing 737-800 service on September 16.
October 2012: NordStar Airlines (JSC), which last month entered the Chinese market with services from Krasnojarsk to Beijing, now continues its international growth. On October 19, (JSC) inaugurated twice-weekly services from its base in Krasnojarsk (KJA) to Dubai (DXB). The 4,600 km route from Siberia to the Arab Emirate is operated with 737-800s. (JSC) now offers a total of five international destinations, including three in the Central Asian republics.
Nordstar (Taimyr Airlines) (JSC) has signed a contract with AirFrance Industries (AFA) (KLM) Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) covering the repair and lease of (JSC)’s (CFM56-7) engines on its 737NG fleet.
August 2015: News Item A-1: Russian airlines have carried 306,000 passengers since spring on routes between the Russian Far East and other parts of the country under a government subsidy program, according to Russian figures just released.
The current subsidy program runs from April 1 through October 31 and applies to destinations in the extreme eastern parts of Russia, between E Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. 11 Russian airlines (Aeroflot (ARO), Transaero (TRX), Yakutia (SYL), Alrosa, UTair (TYA), VIM Avia (MOV), Ural Airlines (URL), OrenAir (ORB), (S7) Airlines (SBR), Ikar, and NordStar (JSC)) are part of the program, and are flying a total of 44 routes between 29 cities in 8 federal regions of the country.
According to figures released August 24 by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, Russia has so far this year spent RUB2.072 billion/$30.4 million on subsidizing these operations (61% of the program’s RUB 3.372 billion budget).
Russian authorities first began a Far East subsidy program in 2009.
March 2016: News Item A-1: "Russia to Spend $44.4 million for Far East Subsidy Program in 2016" by (ATW) Polina Montag-Girmes, March 8, 2016.
Russian authorities have set a budget of RUB3.25 billion/$44.4 million for nine carriers to take part in a government-subsidized program on flights between Russia’s Far East and other parts of the country.
The 9 Russian carriers taking part in the program are Aeroflot (ARO), Alrosa, Yakutia (SYL), Ikar, NordStar (JSC), S7 Airlines (SBR), Ural Airlines (URL), (VIM) Avia (MOV), and UTair (TYU).
According to a government statement, the 2016 subsidy program comprises 71 destinations, which include 13 cities in the Far East region. This year’s program will again run from April 1 through October 31. The participating airlines are expected to carry around 480,000 passengers during that time frame.
In 2015, the program spent RUB3.37 billion for 11 airlines to carry 479,000 passengers. Aeroflot Group member OrenAir (ORB) did not apply for participation this year, while Transaero (TRX) ceased operations in 2015.
Russian authorities launched the Far East subsidy program in 2009.
May 2017: Russia’s airlines have sold >310,000 out of 447,000 subsidized tickets in the Far East subsidy program with a value of RUB2.15 billion/$37.6 million).
From April 1 to May 1, 10 airlines carried 44,200 passengers within the program. The most in-demand destinations were routes connecting Moscow with Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk and Magadan, according to a May 15 statement by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.
The government has set a budget of RUB2.9 billion for 10 carriers, comprising Aeroflot Airline (ARO), Alrosa, Ikar, (S7) Airlines (SBR), (VIM) Airlines (MOV), NordStar (JSC), Nordwind (NWD), Ural Airlines (URL), UTair Aviation (TYU) and Yakutia (SYL).
The 2017 subsidy program comprises 50 destinations that connect the Far East and other parts of the country, plus 9 destinations in Far East inland. It runs from April 1 to October 31, 2017.
September 2018: NordStar Airline (JSC) started 2x-weekly Norilsk to Abakan Boeing 737-800 domestic service September 26.