UTair

UTair

Two Boeing 737-500 civil jet airplanes of UTair Aviation pictured on the tarmac of Vnukovo airport, Moscow, Russia.(Photo by Leonid Faerberg / Transport-Photo Images)

UTair Aviation, known under its current brand name since 2002, is currently Russia’s fourth largest carrier. Originally set up in Western Siberia, and still headquartered there (Surgut), UTair remains 75.64% controlled by Russian oil-and-gas giant Surgutneftegaz.

The airline (IATA code: UT) operates an extensive network of domestic routes out of Moscow’s Vnukovo airport (VNK, where more than 160 flights are scheduled daily), and also performs scheduled flights to CIS, European, and Asian destinations. In 2015 UTair transported 5.53 million passengers.

Following rapid expansion in the early 2010s, the airline faced serious financial difficulties in 2014 and was forced to launch a major efficiency survival program to avoid bankruptcy. This included a radical reduction of both the fleet and route network. As a part of this effort, UTair sold its charter subsidiary Katekavia (operating as Azur Air) to international tour operator Anex Tour in 2015. It is reported that the Siberian carrier has now reconsidered its original plan to sell to Anex Tour its Kyiv-based arm, previously known as UTair Ukraine (rebranded as Azur Air Ukraine in 2015).

UTair has been an IOSA-compliant airline since 2008.

UTair’s parent company UTair Group also includes UTair Helicopter Services, Russia’s largest rotary-wing operator, with a fleet of more than 320 aircraft.

Base airports
Moscow (Vnukovo), Surgut, Syktyvkar, Tyumen (Roschino), Hanty-Mansiysk
Fleet
(as of November 2016)
74: Boeing 767-200 (3), 737-800 (9), 737-400 (6), 737-500 (32), ATR 72-500 (15), An-74 (5), An-2 (4)
Passengers served
utair passengers carried in 2005-2015
Financial performance
Contacts
address: Surgut Airport, Tyumenskaya oblast, Hanty-Mansiysky AO – Yugra, 628422
phone: +7(3462)77-8510
e-mail: office@gapk.utair.ru; office@utair.ru
site: http://www.utair.ru/

For full and comparative study of Russian airlines’ traffic statistics visit our data section Russian airlines: statistics

Articles on UTair Airlines

Russia’s airlines see 9.4 per cent traffic growth in June

Russia’s airlines see 9.4 per cent traffic growth in June

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Russian airlines’ passenger traffic returns to single-digit growth

Russian airlines’ passenger traffic returns to single-digit growth

Growth of passenger numbers is lowest since start of the year[...]
RusLine becomes a feeder carrier for UTair

RusLine becomes a feeder carrier for UTair

The two Russian airlines sign an interline marriage making RusLine a feeder carrier for its larger partner[...]
Contrasting first quarter results for Russia’s top-five airlines

Contrasting first quarter results for Russia’s top-five airlines

UTair's traffic declined by 7.7 per cent in April, while that of Pobeda Airlines’ climbed by 58 per cent[...]
Russia’s UTair unveiled as customer for 30 Boeing 737MAXs

Russia’s UTair unveiled as customer for 30 Boeing 737MAXs

... as Russia’s major airlines continue to pin their faith on western-built aircraft[...]
Russia’s UTair completes Mil Mi-8AMT deliveries

Russia’s UTair completes Mil Mi-8AMT deliveries

Russian Helicopters delivered two final Mi-8AMTs completing an UTair order placed last June[...]
Russia's UTair wet-leases Superjet 100

Russia's UTair wet-leases Superjet 100

Two aircraft operated by IrAero will serve regional destinations from Moscow[...]
Russia’s airlines enjoy 11.7 per cent traffic growth in March

Russia’s airlines enjoy 11.7 per cent traffic growth in March

Carriers collectively transported 7.8 million passengers in the month[...]
UTair Airlines signs for two Boeing 737MAXs

UTair Airlines signs for two Boeing 737MAXs

These aircraft for Russian carrier will be leased through Air Lease Corporation[...]
Defunct Russian airline revealed as original customer for 42 factory-new narrowbodies

Defunct Russian airline revealed as original customer for 42 factory-new narrowbodies

The airliners are now expected to be distributed among other willing customers across the country[...]
INSIGHT: Russian air transport on a flight path to stability?

INSIGHT: Russian air transport on a flight path to stability?

The country's market remains volatile, and its growth cycles are far from logical[...]
UTair to slow down fleet repaint program

UTair to slow down fleet repaint program

It expects to have only six more aircraft with the new livery this year[...]
Russia’s UTair signs new components repair contract

Russia’s UTair signs new components repair contract

The agreement covers reliability engineering to help improve on-wing component performance[...]
Russia’s UTair announces new strategy, fleet expansion plans

Russia’s UTair announces new strategy, fleet expansion plans

The country’s fifth largest carrier by passenger traffic expects to receive $1 billion in passenger revenues this year[...]
Top 20 Russian carriers by traffic announced for 2017

Top 20 Russian carriers by traffic announced for 2017

Domestic airlines transported 105 million passengers last year, or 18.6% up on 2016[...]
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