Nordica, which forms part of the Nordic Aviation Group, operated its first regular flights on August 1, having been internationally certified as an airline and issued with an International Air Transport Association (IATA) code.
This is also the first time that passengers have purchased tickets from Nordica’s own sales platform.
Chief Commercial Officer Deepak Ahluwalia says that it may come as a surprise to many people to learn that Nordica has only now become an airline in IATA terms. “That said, it was never a secret that we were using other airlines’ ticket sales systems and outsourcing flight operation services from other companies,” he remarked. “Fully breaking away from LOT Polish Airlines and ensuring we have the capacity we need to operate independently are developments that have occurred over the last year or so.”
The first regular flight operated by Nordica under its own name took off from Tallinn at 11:20 on August 1 to serve the Gällivare-Arvidjaur-Stockholm route the airline won for itself in a Swedish public procurement.
Founded in 2015, the Nordic Aviation Group has grown to become the biggest airline in Estonian history. Nordica’s subsidiary Regional Jet, which operates under the Xfly trademark, provides flight services to Nordica, LOT, SAS and other procurement-based partners in Europe.
Note: Nordica is currently only operating two Bombardier CRJ900s.
Top Copyright Photo: Nordica – LOT Polish Airlines Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) ES-ACD (msn 15276) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 954317.
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