UTair – the Second by Punctuality among Russian Airlines

UTair – the Second by Punctuality among Russian Airlines

31 July 2017

In June 2017, UTair Aviation was the second by punctuality among Russian airlines*.

According to Rosaviation, UTair performed all charter international flights and 98.4% of 7,388 regular flights on schedule. The analysis covered flight delays over 2 hours.

Over the first six months of 2017, UTair average punctuality rate is even higher: 98.7% of 38,324 regular flights carried out without delay.

UTair consistently retains top positions in punctuality ratings according to Rosaviation and the largest airports. In 2016, the airline was recognized the most punctual carrier by Ufa and Minsk airports, in 2014 – by the airports of Novosibirsk and Omsk, in 2013 – by Ben Gurion airport, in 2012 – by Pulkovo, and in 2010 – by Domodedovo.

“We understand how important it is for our passengers to reach their destination in time; therefore, punctuality is one of the main priorities of our company. UTair has perfectly arranged interaction with airport ground services in order to duly provide an alternate aircraft in case of delay and to reissue tickets for transfer passengers for the next flight. At each deviation fr om the timetable we analyze the reasons to remove delays in the future,” commented Alexey Budnik, President of UTair – Passenger Airlines.

UTair Aviation is the core enterprise of UTair Group including companies that perform aircraft (fixed-wing and rotary-wing) operations and enterprises for aircraft R&M, personnel training, rendering and sale of flight services.

In the first half of 2017, UTair aircraft transported 3,272,530 passengers, which was 15.9% more than over the same period of the last year. UTair is one of the major airlines of Russia. Our airline flies to 170 destinations, including 65 available only to UTair passengers.

UTair aircraft fleet includes 65 airplanes. Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow is our main hub, wh ere over 160 UTair flights are scheduled daily. UTair Group is headquartered in Surgut. UTair has been included in IOSA Registry since 2008.  

* Airlines that performed over 5,000 flights in June 2017