UTAIR AVIATION will increase its daily schedule to around 350 flights this summer. This covers both scheduled and charter flights, with the Russian carrier planning to operate to 18 countries around the world – including 19 destinations within the CIS. Among the new routes being launched are: Moscow and St Petersburg to the Armenian capital of Yerevan; Surgut to Osh (Kyrgyzstan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan); and Tyumen to Dresden while it will also re-launch a host of seasonal domestic services.
UTair has also revealed details of its ongoing fleet renewal programme and will take delivery of 22 new aircraft this year, including more Airbus A321s and Boeing 737s, along with its first Sukhoi Superjet 100s. The latter will be operated by wholly-owned subsidiary UTair Express mainly on domestic routes.