Hope for re-launch
According to materials of the Interdepartmental Commission published on April 18, 2019, the Russian airline Nordwind applied to the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation for a permit to conduct regular flights from Moscow to Montreal.
The suggested flying frequency is seven flights per week. As per the existing regulations, the flying limit between Russia and Canada is defined at nine flights per week, with no more than one flight to Montreal per day. However, direct air communication between the two countries is lacking. Earlier, flights from Russia to Canada were conducted by Aeroflot and Transaero. Both airlines cut this route in 2015; the former due to a lack of profitability, while the latter terminated its operations completely.
Nordwind is a Russian airline based at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport. It transports over four million passengers per year. The airline’s aircraft fleet totals 30 airplanes.