NW Avia was an airline based at Peski (airport) in Petrozavodsk. It was the only air company in the Republic of Karelia. Its main purpose was aerial fire-fighting although it did perform other typical aerial services, scheduled and charter passenger flights and charter cargo services. NW Avia was undergoing reorganization with massive debts and was the largest debtor in the Republic of Karelia. The airlines ceased to exist on July, 1, 2014.