UTair Express

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UTair Express
UTair Express logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
UR UTX
Founded December 2006
Ceased operations June 2015 (suspended)[1]
Hubs Syktyvkar Airport
Fleet size 28
Destinations 31
Parent company UTair Aviation
Headquarters Syktyvkar, Komi, Russia
Website utair-express.com

UTair Express is a Russian regional airline headquartered in Syktyvkar, Komi, and a subsidiary of UTair Aviation. Its main base is Syktyvkar Airport. It suspended operations until further notice 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 operates 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 operates 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