UTair takes delivery of its first Boeing 767
Published: July 21, 2012
Russia’s UTair (UT) has taken delivery of its first of eight Boeing 767s ( ATW Daily News, May 28 ). By the end of the year, UT will get two more aircraft of the type. The rest of the aircraft will be delivered in 2013.
UT, the third largest carrier in Russia, served 5.8 million passengers in 2011, 31.3% more than the previous year.
UT will begin to use the 767s on routes from Moscow to Surgut and Tyumen in Western Siberia; later the carrier will launch domestic flights to the Russian Far East. Though UT has a diverse route network in Siberia and the European part of Russia, it still does not fly to cities in the Far East.