Monday, September 25, 2017

Russia's UTair to fly 10 million passengers in 2013

UTair Airlines Senior Vice President Denis Shkabara announced the company's goal to fly over 10 million passengers throughout 2013 at a Thursday press conference in Yekaterinburg.

Founded in 1967, UTair now boasts a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. In 2012, the airline reported servicing approximately 25 percent more passengers than the previous year's 9.38 million. By 2013, Shkabara is hopeful that UTair will see 6.5 percent more clients than it did in 2012, KyivPost reports.

UTair is currently undergoing a renovation program for its fleet, including ordering 40 Boeing planes to be delivered over the course of 2013 through 2020. UTair has also ordered 20 A-321 aircraft scheduled to be delivered between 2013 and 2016.

Aside from its commercial airline operations, UTair is among the world's largest helicopter operators , according to KyivPost.