OREANDA-NEWS. On 14 May 2008 was announced, that JSC UTair Aviation carried 926,850 passengers over the period of January–April, 2008, up 26.9% from the same period in previous year. Volume of mail carried by transport aircrafts increased by 47,5% over the period of January–April 2008. UTair’s helicopters flying time amounted to 15,687 hours, up 12.7% from the same period in previous year.

According to business plan UTair’s profit is expected to rise 55% in 2008 reaching 33 billion of rubbles. Company’s airplanes and helicopters flying time will rich 240,000 hours. 4 billion of passengers will be carried out and 20 new routes introduced. Helicopter operations will be held in Russia and eleven other countries.