Nordwind Airlines, LLC (Russian: ООО «Северный ветер») is a charter airline from Russia. The company is headquartered in Moscow, with the city's Sheremetyevo International Airport (Terminal C) being the most important base for its flight operations. Nordwind Airlines links a multitude of airports in Russia with holiday destinations around the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.
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Nordwind Airlines was founded in August 2008 by the Russian and Turkish branches of tour operator Pegasus, initially operating three Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Since then, the fleet has been greatly expanded, including the introduction of the Airbus A321 and the Boeing 767-300.
On 29 April 2013 two surface to air missiles were fired at a charter jet belonging to Nordwind Airlines. The plane was carrying 159 people and was overflying Syria on the way to Kazan, the pilots took evasive action and the plane continued on undamaged.
The airline has also leased at least one of its Boeing 757-200 (VQ-BBT) to Russian airline Ikar from Magadan to operate tourist charter flights.
As of August 2013, the Nordwind Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 14.3 years:
Nordwind Airlines fleet
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