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SURGUT, on March 2. /TASS/. UTair aviation transported in January 2017 482,9 thousand passengers, which is 28% higher than the same period last year (+23,5% for domestic and +60% on international flights), reported on the website of the airline.

Regular flights UTair have used 451,23 thousand passengers.

The factor grew by 9.1 p. p. 66.9%. Operational flight on aircraft for the accounting period reached 14.3 thousand hours (+13%). Cargo and mail airline carried 1.5 million tons (+12.4 per cent).

“This is a natural result of the high efficiency operation of the air fleet and the planned development of sales, especially in the online sector. In the near future we plan to expand the geography of flights and to develop fundamentally new direction for us, including international ones,” is given in the message comment of the President of UTair – Passenger airlines” Alexey Budnik .

UTair aviation is the core of the UTair group, which includes companies engaged in the operation of aircraft (airplanes and helicopters), as well as the company’s repair and maintenance of aircraft, training of staff, service provision of flights and the sale of air transportation. To date, the aircraft fleet of the airline includes more than 60 aircraft. UTair’s main hub is Moscow Vnukovo international airport, through which passes more than 160 daily flights of the air carrier. The headquarters are located in Surgut.

By the end of 2016, the airline carried of 6.64 million passengers (+20% by 2015), the passenger turnover made up 10.85 billion passenger-km (+8,5%).