The airline Nordwind Airlines (“North Wind”) was appointed regular carrier between Moscow and new York, said the Federal air transport Agency with reference to the corresponding note of the Russian foreign Ministry.
The airline will operate flights to new York and back every day. Previously designated carrier on the route Moscow – new York was the airline “Transaero”, says Rosaviatsia.
Recall, after the revocation of the certificate of “Transaero” the tolerance on this line among the other 56 international went to “Aeroflot”. But in April “Aeroflot” has refused from 13 of them, including seven frequencies per week between Moscow and new York.
The head of “Aeroflot” has explained that this decision was “concern about maintaining competition” in the airline industry in Russia. The experts considered this act a “nod” in the direction of the Federal Antimonopoly service: real interest almost all of the given frequencies on the background of falling international transport not present, they said.
Nordwind Airlines is a subsidiary of tour operator Pegas Touristik. The airline’s fleet consists of Boeing 737-800, Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 777-200ER, Airbus A321.