OREANDA-NEWS. UTair Aviation has become an official airline of the Grad Beryozov Art Assembly, a unique cultural and history project which has taken place in the Khanty-Mansiysk region.

The Grad Beryozov project is intended to showcase the beauty of the lands of the Russian Far North and diverse ways of life among the local population. The project was a component of festivities celebrating the 85th anniversary of the Khanty-Mansiysk region, also known as Yugra. UTair transported musicians from the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg to the town of Beryozovo where they performed vocal and instrumental pieces from late 17th and early 18th century at a music festival.

“Supporting important cultural projects and artists is a vital part of UTair’s social policy,” said UTair – Passenger Airlines President Alexey Budnik. “Additionally, UTair is carrying out the important mission of securing access to air transport for residents of remote areas of Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenets regions. During the spring and autumn seasons when roads are impassable, UTair flights are the only reliable means of transport connecting the small settlements of Central and Western Siberia with larger cities.”

UTair’s ongoing participation in social projects has been recognized by the expert community. UTair has been repeatedly ranked among top 100 socially responsible companies in Russia by the Political and Economic Communications Agency. In 2014 UTair Aviation was awarded with the Made in the Russian Regions certificate for its work in supporting the implementation of government programs and socially oriented projects.

UTair Aviation is the core enterprise of UTair Group. In 2014 UTair Group fleet transported 11,204,598 passengers, achieving a 7% increase over the previous year. UTair flies to more than 150 destinations, including 70 unique destinations. UTair Group headquarters are located in Surgut. UTair maintains its main hub at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, where over 160 UTair flights are scheduled daily.