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

UTair sees its net profit shrink by over 50%

UTair sees its net profit shrink by over 50%

The carrier saw its revenue decrease 2.5% in January through June[...]
UTair to renew fleet, launch new brand style

UTair to renew fleet, launch new brand style

The Russian airline might order Boeing 737-800s or 737 MAXs[...]
UTair Group posts net, operating losses for H1 2017

UTair Group posts net, operating losses for H1 2017

The company's revenue from passenger transportation services declined 2.5% to 22.269 billion rubles[...]
UTair partners with IT parts locator Locatory.com

UTair partners with IT parts locator Locatory.com

The airline joins the growing ranks of Russian companies who use the site[...]
UTair posts forecasted losses

UTair posts forecasted losses

The Russian airline explained the current financial performance by the growing competition, especially in view of aggressive capacity expansion.[...]
MAKS: UTair to get two Mil Mi-171A2s

MAKS: UTair to get two Mil Mi-171A2s

The two aircraft are to be delivered in 2017[...]
International traffic for Russian airlines surges 54.2%

International traffic for Russian airlines surges 54.2%

Traffic growth on routes beyond the CIS demonstrated a record growth in May[...]
UTair reports 50% growth in international traffic for January-May

UTair reports 50% growth in international traffic for January-May

The carrier's total traffic increased by 22.4%[...]
UTair revises fleet renewal plans

UTair revises fleet renewal plans

No aircraft type has been chosen yet to replace the carrier's aging Boeing 737s[...]
UTair to pay off debts instead of dividends

UTair to pay off debts instead of dividends

The airline is asking its shareholders to support the steering committee's recommendation[...]
UTair launches UAV operations

UTair launches UAV operations

The service is being offered to major power generation and oil producing companies operating in Western Siberia.[...]
UTair reports Q1 net loss

UTair reports Q1 net loss

The carrier blames depreciation of the national currency[...]
UTair traffic grew 15% in March

UTair traffic grew 15% in March

The carrier's international passenger figures grew faster than domestic traffic[...]
FATA revises Russian air traffic figures for March

FATA revises Russian air traffic figures for March

Rossiya Airlies came second by passenger traffic numbers among Russian carriers in Q1 2017[...]
Russian authorities revaluate air transport growth rate

Russian authorities revaluate air transport growth rate

The updated data shows the country's airlines carried 6.1 million passengers in February.[...]
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