UTair Aviation

JSC "UTair Aviation"
ОАО «Авиакомпания «ЮТэйр»
IATA ICAO Callsign
UT[1] UTA[2] UTAIR[1]
Founded 1967
Frequent-flyer program STATUS
Fleet size 66
Company slogan Cosy Sky
Russian: Уютное небо
Headquarters Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Key people
  • Andrei Martirosov, MD[1]
  • Igor Petrov, CFO
Website utair.ru

UTair Aviation (Russian: ОАО «Авиакомпания «ЮТэйр») (MCX: UTAR) is a Russian airline with its head office at Khanty-Mansiysk Airport[3] while its main base is at Roshchino International Airport near Tyumen. It operates scheduled domestic and some international passenger services, scheduled helicopter services as well as extensive charter flights with fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in support of the oil and gas industry across Western Siberia.


In February 1967, the Aeroflot Tyumen Directorate was set up in order to meet the transport requirements of the fast-growing oil and gas industry undergoing development in Western Siberia. In the wake of the break-up of the Aeroflot organization, Tyumenaviatrans Aviation (TAT) was formed in 1991 to replace the Aeroflot Tyumen Directorate. TAT adopted the name of UTair in early 2003. The airline is owned by Khanty Mansiysk District administration (23%), Surgut City administration (19%), Russian shareholders and companies (33%), the Russian Federation (2%), and private foreign investors (20%).

In October 2010, UTair announced plans to replace its Tupolev Tu-134 fleet with the Sukhoi Superjet 100.[4] In December, UTair officially placed an order for 24 of the jets to enter service in 2013.[5] During 2015 UTair plans to reduce own fleet up to 40% [6] Also in 2010, the airline named a Tu-154 aircraft after Boris Evdokimovich Sherbina, a Tyumen figure.[7]

In November 2014, UTair faced financial difficulties and was unable to make a bond payment.[8] In April 2015, UTair announced it was to severely cut down their fleet by 44 aircraft due to their ongoing financial struggle.[9] It also cancelled its order for 24 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.[10] A few weeks later, the regional airline subsidiary UTair Express ceased operations.[11]

In December 2015, it has been confirmed that UTair Aviation sold its leisure subsidiary Azur Air to Turkish tourism company Anex Tourism Group, which also bought UTair-Ukraine a few weeks earlier.[12]

UTair Group

UTair Aviation as head company of the UTair Group has significant stakeholdings in the following companies:[13]

Passenger transportation
Cargo operations
Helicopter operations
Pilot training
Sale of operations and services, representative offices
Aerotechnics repair and maintenance
Airport operations
Leasing, financial services


Codeshare agreements

Utair Aviation has a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines.[15]


UTair Aviation Boeing 737-800
UTair Aviation Boeing 767-200ER
UTair Aviation Boeing 767-300ER

As of August 2016, the UTair Aviation mainline fleet consists of the following aircraft - excluding all helicopters and subsidiaries' aircraft:[1][16]

Aircraft Active Orders Passengers[17] Notes
C Y Total
ATR 72-500 15 68 68
70 70
Boeing 737-400 6 159 159 1 operated for the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service
Boeing 737-500 32 126 126
Boeing 737-800 9
0 186 186
Boeing 767-200ER 3 10 245 255
Boeing 767-300ER 1 336 336
Total 66 0

Accidents and incidents


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Federal State Unitary Enterprise "State Air Traffic Management Corporation", Airline Reference, Vol. 1, Russian Federation, 20 February 2007, p. 500
  2. ICAO Doc 8585
  3. "2010 Annual Report." (Archive) UTair Aviation. 58. Retrieved on 27 February 2012. "Airport, Khanti-Mansiysk, Tyumen region, 628012 Russian Federation". - Russian (Archive): "628012, Российская Федерация, город Ханты-Мансийск, аэропорт"
  4. "UTAir selects two Superjet variants to replace Tu-134s". Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  5. UTair purchases 24 Sukhoi jets
  6. "UTair names plane after Boris Sherbina." UTair Aviation. 19 February 2010. Retrieved on 2 March 2010.
  7. Doff, Natasha (20 November 2014). "UTair Misses Bond Payment in Russia Funding-Crunch Sign". Bloomberg.
  8. "44 Flugzeuge weniger: Utair dezimiert Flotte - aeroTELEGRAPH". aeroTELEGRAPH. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  9. "Superjet Boost". Airliner World: 10. October 2015.
  10. "Russia suspends UTair-Express' AOC". ch-aviation. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  11. ch-aviation.com - Russia's UTair Group offloads Azur Air unit to Turkey's ATG 7 December 2015
  12. "Members of the UTair Group".
  13. "http://www.utair-india.com/ UTair Helicopter services in India
  14. "Profile on UTair Aviation". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  15. planespotters.net - UTair Aviation Fleet Details and History retrieved 13 August 2016
  16. UTair Aircrafts [sic] retrieved 29 November 2015
  17. "Крушение Ми-8: Оставшиеся в живых получили сильные ожоги – Ми-8, крушение – Росбалт-Север". Rosbalt.ru. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  18. "Recent accidents / incidents worldwide". JACDEC. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  19. "UTAir grounds Mi2-6 fleet after December crash". Flightglobal. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  20. "Siberian plane crash kills nearly all on board – reports". RT. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  21. "Crash: UTAir AT72 near Tyumen on April 2nd 2012, lost height in initial climb". Aviation herald. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  22. "UTair helicopter crashes in Russia's Far East, killing 4". BNO News. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012.

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