Ural Airlines

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Ural Airlines
Ural Airlines logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
U6 SVR SVERDLOVSK AIR
Founded 1943 (as part of Aeroflot)
Commenced operations 1993
Hubs Yekaterinburg-Koltsovo
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Travelling Club "Wings"
Fleet size 35
Destinations 101
Headquarters Yekaterinburg, Russia
Key people Sergei Skuratov (General Director)
Website uralairlines.ru

Ural Airlines (Russian: Ура́льские авиали́нии, Ural’skiye avialinii) is an airline based in Yekaterinburg, Russia,[1] operates scheduled and chartered domestic and international flights out of Koltsovo International Airport. In 2012, the company transported 3.5 million passengers.[2]

Overview[edit]

The airline was founded in 1943 as Sverdlovsk State Air Enterprises, and later became part of Aeroflot, the Soviet state airline, being in charge of Yekaterinburg Airport. Following the split-up of Aeroflot, Ural Airlines became a joint stock company incorporated under the laws of the Russian Federation on 28 December 1993, and the airline business was separated from the airport.

In 2010, Ural Airlines retired all of its Antonov An-24s, Ilyushin Il-86s and Tupolev Tu-154B2s.[3] The airline's Tupolev Tu-154M, in 164-seat two-class configuration, was retired on October 16, 2011.[4]

Ural Airlines has 2262 employees. The technical base of the airline is one of the biggest and most modern in Russia. Its technical equipment and experienced engineers allow Ural Airlines to provide necessary services in-house. In 2012, the airline opened its training complex for pilots. The system of training for Airbus A320 was 7.5 million euro. The complex included the construction works too, with 9 million euros. The airline's CEO says that pilot training now is not 4 days, but 4 hours.[5] The airline also plans to buy the training complex for the Airbus A330-300.[6]

Corporate affairs[edit]

A former Ural Airlines Antonov An-12, the airline's first aircraft type after their independence from Aeroflot
A meal aboard Ural Airlines

A million passengers per year was first achieved in 2006. Since then, the airline and its passenger numbers have both grown. In 2013, the airline transported 4.419 million passengers, the sixth most in Russia that year.[7]

Passengers transported from 2007-2014:

  • 2014 — 5.1 million [8] (+ 17%);
  • 2013 — 4.419 million [7] (+ 25%);
  • 2012 — 3.525 million[9] (+ 40%);
  • 2011 — 2.513 million [10] (+ 40%);
  • 2010 — 1.792 million [10] (+ 12%);
  • 2009 — 1.497 million (+ 3%);
  • 2008 — 1.450 million (+ 19%);
  • 2007 — 1.217 million;

Destinations[edit]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Ural Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines: [11]

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet[edit]

Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200

As of May 2017, the Ural Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[12]

Ural Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Seats[13] Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 7 0 8 120 128
Airbus A320-200 23[14] 0 12 144 156 One acquired from S7 Airlines
Airbus A321-200 12 0 16 182 198
Airbus A330-300 5[15] TBA to be leased and delivered from 2016[13]
no official cancellation
Total 42 5

Retired fleet[edit]

A former Ural Airlines Tupolev Tu-154M
Ural Airlines Retired fleet
Aircraft Date retired Number of aircraft Notes
Antonov An-12 1998 2 Accepted from Aeroflot's break up.
Antonov An-24 2006 2 Retired from the re-branding of the airline.
Ilyushin Il-86 2010 4 One was leased from Siberia Airlines.
Until 2016, It was the only wide-body aircraft in the airline's fleet
It will be replaced by Airbus A330-300.
Tupolev Tu-154B 2006 3 Retired from the re-branding of the airline.
Tupolev Tu-154M 2011[4] 5 The last soviet-built aircraft.
Total 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home page. Ural Airlines. Retrieved on 18 July 2010. "Address: Utrenniy 1g, Ekaterinburg Russia, 620025, SITA SVXTOU6" Russian address: Home page. "Адрес: 620025, Россия, Екатеринбург, пер. Утренний, 1г"
  2. ^ "Ural Airlines Activity in 2012". Retrieved 2013-08-13. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Ural Airlines Fleet Expansion Information". Ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Уральские авиалинии" вывели из эксплуатации все имеющиеся в компании четыре Ту-154М и намерены продать их (in Russian). Aviaport.ru. 2011-10-17. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Авиакомпания "Уральские авиалинии" открыла тренажерный комплекс". Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Авиакомпания "Уральские авиалинии" выбирает второй тренажер для подготовки пилотов". Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Перевозки пассажиров | Росавиация
  8. ^ "Ъ-Екатеринбург - Пассажиропоток «Уральских авиалиний» в 2014 году составил более 5 млн человек". Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Пассажиропоток «Уральских авиалиний» за год вырос на 40%
  10. ^ a b Росавиация, Основные показатели работы гражданской авиации России за январь-декабрь 2010—2011 годы
  11. ^ "Profile on Ural Airlines". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  12. ^ "Ural Airlines". Planespotters.net. 2 April 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Ural Airlines Official seating charts, russian only
  14. ^ "Флот "Уральских авиалиний" пополнился самолетом из парка "Сибири"". ch-aviation. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  15. ^ ""Уральские авиалинии" подтвердили планы взять в лизинг A330". Retrieved 4 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

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