NordStar Airlines (JSC "AK "NordStar") is a Russian airline, which is one of the 15 largest airlines in Russia according to the Federal Air Transport Agency.
The company was formed in 2008, when the NordStar trademark was created, and a separate legal division on the basis of the already existing JSC "Taimyr Airline". In 2016, the company was reorganized, which resulted in a new legal name-Joint Stock Company "NordStar Airlines".
NordStar Airlines is part of the structure of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel - in this connection, the main task of the company at the initial stage of development was to provide reliable, affordable and uninterrupted air service between the largest Russian cities and the Norilsk Industrial district. Since 2011, the airline has been the main air carrier of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and connects the major cities of the region with the cities of neighboring regions, as well as performs a social function, providing air service to the hard-to-reach northern settlements of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
Today, the geography of the airline's regular flights covers more than 30 cities throughout Russia and in the CIS countries, including Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Norilsk, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Sochi, Anapa, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Tomsk, Surgut, Beijing and other cities. Seasonal charter flights are operated annually from Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities.
On March 10, 2021, an agreement was signed on the implementation of activities in the field of passenger transportation by air on routes where the departure or destination point is the airport "Norilsk" (Alykel) (Krasnoyarsk Territory). The agreement defines NordStar as the base passenger carrier of the Norilsk Airport.
The company's fleet consists of medium-haul Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-300 aircraft, as well as modern regional ATR 42-500 aircraft, specially equipped for operation in Siberia and the Far North.
Every year, NordStar confirms its status as one of the largest carriers not only in the Siberian Federal District, but also in Russia as a whole, with passenger traffic exceeding 1 million people.
NordStar Airlines regularly becomes a diploma winner of the prestigious aviation award "Wings of Russia»
In 2011, the airline won the prestigious award of the national competition "BRAND OF THE YEAR/EFFIE 2011" in one of the main categories
In 2016, the flight attendant of NordStar airlines became the winner of the National Professional competition "The most beautiful stewardess of Russia", thereby confirming the high professionalism of the cabin crews of NordStar and the level of service on flights.
In 2017, after passing an international audit for compliance with operational safety standards, the airline was included in the register of operators IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit)