Nordic Aviation Group, an Estonian Capacity Provider Airline Group operating under two brands, Nordica and Xfly, announces a new partnership with Marabu. The capacity provider will support Marabu with the launch of the AOC and provide ACMI services to the new airline utilizing three Airbus A320neo aircraft. Marabu plans to launch direct routes from Hamburg and Munich for summer season 2023.
The Estonian Capacity Provider will start operating for Marabu from Hamburg and Munich in the summer season 2023, with the fleet of three state-of-the-art, safe, and emission-reduced Airbus 320neo aircraft under Nordica’s AOC. The new airline will open routes to popular Mediterranean destinations. The Estonian carrier will provide operational support services for the new AOC together with wet lease services utilizing its aircraft and crews and will not be contracting for ticket sales.
The CEO of the newly launched airline, Paul Schwaiger says partnership with Nordic Aviation Group will give the newly created company the best possible chances for growth and succeeding at short notice. “The competence and the successful performance of the past years characterizing the Nordic Aviation Group has given us trust towards this company. We are very happy to work with such a strong partner. Together we can build up a new strong airline for the strongly increasing demand next summer,” Schwaiger said and added that Marabu is heading for a business model with solid growth on safe foundation under his guidance.
The CEO of Nordic Aviation Group, Jan Palmér, underlined that co-operation is an expression of recognition and trust towards the entire aviation sector of Estonia, as well as towards the expertise it represents. ”Aviation sector in Europe is growing fast now, witnessing a resurgence of demand. It’s actively recruiting and looking to expand. The greatest growth can be witnessed in the segment of leisure and holiday travelers - the market Marabu will be focusing on. We are glad to undertake this path together, completing to perfection one another’s competencies, and thus building a sustainable business model and strategic partnership. This additional business secures strong growth of the Nordic Aviation Group on the long-term,” Palmer commented in the launch of the new business. The aviation industry is going to positively surprise, he believes.
Nordic Aviation Group, founded in 2015, is entirely owned by the Republic of Estonia. Today it operates a fleet of 17 aircraft on behalf of major airlines in Europe. The company provides capacity for long-term contractual partners and strategically empowers B2B customers with teams of experts and aircraft. The company does not sell tickets nor connections to end-users. By the date, the group operates in seven European countries and has bases in Tallinn, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Turku, Lisbon, and Vilnius. In Summer 2023 Hamburg and Munich will be added to the list. The group employs nearly 600 aviation specialists and will actively recruit other 250 talents in the months to come. After switching to the new business model from a commercial airline to capacity provider, the Estonian airline has reached a 1.2 Mio euro profit in 2021. The vision of the company is to be the first choice for long-term co-operation partner to major European airlines.