OREANDA-NEWS. UTair Aviation transported 42,151 passengers under the Federal Air Transport Subsidy Program in the Volga Federal District for the April-November period of 2013. The program seeks to ensure the availability of air transport for residents of the Volga Federal District. The cumulative results this year represent a 75.6% increase over the same period for 2012.

Flights on routes between Ufa and Kazan; Ufa, Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod; Ufa and Perm; and Samara and Nizhny Novgorod were performed with Bombardier CRJ-200, ATR-42/72, AN-24 and L-410 aircraft.

UTair Aviation operates the most extensive domestic route network of all Russian airlines and takes an active part in state programs for air transport subsidies. UTair highlights importance of such projects for development of civil aviation in Russia and availability of air transport services for the broader Russian population.

UTair Aviation is the core enterprise of UTair Group and consists of companies performing aircraft operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft as well as enterprises offering MRO, personnel training, flight services and air transportation sales services. The Group includes UTair-Express, UTair-Ukraine, UTair-Helicopter services, UTair-Cargo, Turuhan Airlines, Vostok Airlines, Helisur, UTair Europe, UTair South Africa, and UTair India as well as UTair-Technik, UTair-Engineering and other enterprises.

UTair Group headquarters are located in Surgut. The airline operates more than 150 fixed wing aircraft and 350 helicopters. In 2012 UTair aircraft transported 9,385,398 passengers, 24.3% more than in 2011. UTair Group passenger turnover demonstrated YoY growth of 29.4% in 2012 and achieved a combined 16,072,900,200 PKM.