UTair Express

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UTair Express
UTair Express logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
UR UTX
Founded December 2006
Ceased operations June 2015
Hubs Syktyvkar Airport
Fleet size 28
Destinations 31
Parent company UTair Aviation
Headquarters Syktyvkar, Komi, Russia
Website utair-express.com

UTair Express was a Russian regional airline headquartered in Syktyvkar, Komi, and a subsidiary of UTair Aviation. Its main base was Syktyvkar Airport. It ceased operations on 10 June 2015.[1]

History[edit]

UTair Express' predecessor Komiinteravia was established in March 1996 and started operations in July 1997.[2]

In 2004 UTair gained control of more than 70% of Komiinteravia.[3] UTair planned to set up a new regional division using its subsidiary Komiinteravia that will operate as UTair Express using Antonov An-24 and ATR 42-300 aircraft. It is planning to replace its Komiinteravia's An-24 fleet with additional ATR 42-300s over the next few years.[4]

UTair Express completed registration in December 2006 and has emerged from the reorganization of Komiinteravia. The airline received a certificate in commercial air transport operations on Antonov An-24 aircraft. As soon as all of the An-24s have been decommissioned according to the airline’s plan, UTair’s air fleet will include up to 20 ATR 42 aircraft. UTair Express also embraces Russia's largest Tupolev Tu-134 maintenance center.[5]

On 10 June 2015, Russian authorities suspended the airline's operational license until further notice due to a request filed by UTair itself. The fleet and route network will be transferred to UTair Aviation until further notice as part of restructuring arrangements.[1]

Destinations[edit]

A now retired UTair Express Tupolev Tu-134 in 2011
UTair Express Antonov An-24
UTair Express ATR 72-500

UTair Express operated scheduled flights to the following destinations as of April 2014:[6]

 Lithuania[edit]

 Russia[edit]

Arkhangelsk Oblast Arkhangelsk Oblast
Bashkortostan Bashkortostan
Kirov Oblast Kirov Oblast
Komi Republic Komi
 Krasnodar Krai
 Kursk Oblast
Moscow Moscow / Moscow Oblast Moscow Oblast
Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
 Novosibirsk Oblast
 Omsk Oblast
 Samara Oblast
 Sverdlovsk Oblast
 Tambov Oblast
Tatarstan Tatarstan
 Tyumen Oblast
 Ulyanovsk Oblast
 Voronezh Oblast

Fleet[edit]

As of April, 2014, UTair Express operated following aircraft types:[9]

Aircraft In fleet Orders Seats Notes
ATR 72-500 15 1 70
Antonov An-24 13 40–48

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to UTair Express at Wikimedia Commons