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 2017 UTair transported 7.297 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

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Russia’s Utair adopts a cautious approach with its fleet expansion plans

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