UTair Express

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UTair Express
UTair Express logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
UR UTX
FoundedDecember 2006
Ceased operationsJune 2015
HubsSyktyvkar Airport
Fleet size28
Destinations31
Parent companyUTair Aviation
HeadquartersSyktyvkar, Komi, Russia
Websiteutair-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 was to operate as UTair Express using Antonov An-24 and ATR 42-300 aircraft. It planned 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 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 operating 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]

  1. ^ a b ch-avitation.com - Russia suspends UTair-Express' AOC
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 102.
  3. ^ Russia/CIS Observer, October 2004, Merge to Fly Another Day
  4. ^ "UTair new regional division". CH-Aviation. 2006-09-09. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
  5. ^ "Komiinteravia reorganized into UTair Express". UTair Aviation News. 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2007-06-03.[dead link]
  6. ^ "РАСПИСАНИЕ ДВИЖЕНИЯ ВОЗДУШНЫХ СУДОВ". ЮТэйр-Экспресс. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  7. ^ "С 1 апреля 2013 года в аэропорту «Большое Савино» открываются 6 прямых и 4 транзитных авиарейса до городов ПФО". Новости. Администрация губернатора Пермского края. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  8. ^ a b "С 1 апреля из международного аэропорта Нижний Новгород будут выполняться пять новых региональных рейсов". ОАО «Аэропорт Кольцово» & ОАО «МАНН». Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Авиакомпания "ЮТэйр-Экспресс" стала крупнейшим эксплуатантом ATR 72-500". ATO.ru. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014.

External links[edit]

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