Nova Airlines, operating as Novair, is a charter airline headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Novair operates flights from several Scandinavian airports, including Stockholm – Arlanda, Copenhagen – Kastrup and Oslo – Gardermoen, to charter destinations, such as the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Thailand, India and Indonesia.
In 1997, Novair was founded as an affiliate of Apollo, Sweden’s third largest tour operator. The airline started operations in November 1997 with services from Stockholm, Sweden, to Phuket, Thailand, and the Canary Islands of Spain on behalf of Apollo.
Since 1997, Novair has operated several different types of aircraft, including Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-800NG, Airbus A330, and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar.
In January 2001, Novair became wholly owned subsidiary of the Swiss travel group Kuoni, after Kuoni acquired 100% of the Apollo Group and Novair.
In 2004-2005, Novair leased three Airbus A321 aircraft that now form Novair’s entire fleet with an average age of 11 years.
Between 2009-2013, the airline had leased Airbus A330 aircraft from Air Europa and Orbest. In winter 2013, Novair also operated long-haul flights to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba.
In June 2015, Kuoni Travel Group sold Novair and other departments of its company to DER Touristik, the travel division of the German REWE Group. The sale was completed in September after the responsible European competition authorities approved the transaction. Independent from this sale, it was decided to close the Gothenburg base and return one of the three Airbus A321 in Spring 2016.
In 2017, Novair received two new Airbus A321neos with a configuration of 221 Economy Class seats 18-inch width.
No fatal accidents involving Novair were registered so far.