Russia’s Ural Airlines maintains high traffic growth in January

Ural Airlines aims to bring its A320-family fleet up to 50 ships by year-end The country’s fourth largest carrier raised dispatch reliability to 92.7% (

Ural Airlines, Russia’s fourth biggest air carrier, transported 566,600 passengers in January 2018, up 20% year-on-year.

A total of 4,234 flights were performed over the month (up 17%): 2,375 within Russia, 949 within the CIS, and 910 to further abroad. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) amounted to nearly 1.37 million or 25% up on January 2017.

The Yekaterinburg-based airline also notably improved its flight dispatch reliability in the month, reaching 92.7% compared to 87.4% in January 2017.

Ural Airlines has become one of the leading Russian operators in terms of the average daily utilization of its A320-family aircraft. With a daily average utilisation of 11.49 flying hours, the carrier is demonstrating high efficiency of fleet use.

The airline currently operates 43 Airbus A320 family airliners (23 А320s, 13 А321s, and seven А319s), and is planning for a 50-strong fleet by the end of 2018.

Ural Airlines, which now flies to 200 destinations, transported some 8 million passengers in 20117 (up 23.7% year-on-year).

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