Thursday, 1 August 2019

CDB Aviation Delivers 737-800 to New Russian Customer NordStar Airlines

CDB Aviation, announced the placement of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on a long-term lease to a new customer in Russia, Joint-stock company NordStar Airlines, with airport bases in Krasnoyarsk and Moscow (Domodedovo).

The 737-800 aircraft was delivered to the carrier in Ostrava, Czech Republic on July 31, and is expected to support the carrier’s expanding operations between Russian cities and the neighbouring regions within the Russian Federation and foreign countries.


“We look forward to our collaboration with new customer NordStar Airlines in enhancing their fleet to meet the growing demand for air travel in the region,” said CDB Aviation President and Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Hannigan. “With our growing scale and diversified portfolio, we continue to offer airline customers access to the most sought-after aircraft types, providing tailored leasing solutions that effectively address their specific goals.”

“We are very pleased to work with CDB Aviation in adding this aircraft to our fleet, which will improve our overall passenger capacity capabilities in order to meet air travel demand within our network,” commented NordStar Airlines CEO Leonid Mokhov.

Further elaborating on the transaction, Hannigan underscored that CDB Aviation’s “global team has proven market experience and process expertise to swiftly remarket aircraft, transitioning it from one operator to another, addressing even the most unique fleet requirements.”



NordStar Airlines is a Russian airline belonging to PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel Group of companies. NordStar Airlines ranks among the largest Russian air carriers with passengers turnover exceeding one million people per year. Since 2017 the airline successfully underwent IATA Operational Safety Audit and was included to IOSA registry. The aircraft fleet consists of Boeing 737-800 medium-range airplanes and ATR 42-500 turbo-prop aircraft. NordStar Airlines regular flights geography comprises more than 50 regular flight directions from Russian and foreign cities and towns. The base airports are Domodedovo (Moscow) and Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk).
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