Nordwind Airlines [N4/NWS] was founded in 2008, with an initial fleet of three ex-Eos Airlines 757-200s, all leased from ILFC.
NWS first 757, VQ-BAK is currently one of four leased to Russian airline Ikar (along with four 767-300ERs)
Based at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, NWS primarily serves Russian holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. By 2010 the 757 fleet had grown to six aircraft.
By 2011 the 757 fleet numbered seven, including the first two with blended winglets installed
2011 also saw the first three 767-300ERs join the fleet
By 2012 the first Airbus A321 had joined Nordwind's fleet
Followed by a single A320 during 2013
2013 also saw the arrival of Nordwind's largest aircraft, the 777-200ER
The first of now four 737-800s joined the fleet by early 2014
Nordwind's Airbus and Boeing 2014 fleet (including aircraft leased out) now numbers 36 aircraft
1 x A320
4 x 737-800
8 x A321
8 x 757-200
12 x 767-300ER
3 x 777-200ER
Nordwind has sourced all its aircraft on the used aircraft leasing market thus far.