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Utair (formerly UTair Aviation after its rebranding in October 2017) is a Russian airline which operates domestic and international services. The airline was founded in 1991 and is based at Khanty-Mansiysk Airport (HMA). It is the third-largest Russian carrier by passenger volume. Utair has been named the Best Regional Airline in Russia and the CIS at the Business Traveler Russia and CIS Awards 2016.

The airline has codeshare agreements with Turkish AirlinesFlyOneAzerbaijan AirlinesNordStar Airlines and RusLine.

Russia’s Utair has received approval for a 14X-weekly Moscow-Berlin service. The Moscow-Berlin service is currently operated by Russia’s Sheremetyevo-based Aeroflot, which flies to Berlin Schönefeld, and S7 Airlines, which started Moscow Domodedovo-Berlin Tegel flights in March 2016. Utair, which has bases at Moscow Vnukovo as well as at several airports in Western Siberia, is the fourth largest airline in Russia. From January-October 2016, it carried 5 million passengers, up 15.9% year-over-year.

Russia’s fourth largest airline Utair selected Volga-Dnepr Gulf, a UAE-based maintenance subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, to provide maintenance services on its five Boeing 737 aircraft. Utair is considering developing an intricate network across the North Caucasian Federal District in Russia's extreme southwest. Airline management is currently in talks with local government officials to start flights which would initially connect Mineralnye Vody with Makhachkala with stopovers in Grozny, and Vladikavkaz.

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

Utair allows Economy Class and Comfort Class passengers one piece of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 10kg. Business Class passengers are permitted two pieces of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 10kg. Infants are given the choice of one piece of checked baggage or one piece of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg.

Checked Baggage

Economy Class passengers are permitted one piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfort and Business Class passengers are permitted two 30kg pieces of luggage. The dimensions of the hand luggage need to be 203cm.

Class Information

Utair offers an economy and business class cabin.

Economy Class

What facilities are offered?

Meals for economy class passengers aren't included in the price of your ticket water is still free, however. You can pre-order your Utair meals from a range of options that start from £ 2.18 GBP. You can also enjoy inflight WiFi and entertainment whilst you're in the air. Flight attendants are on hand to offer service to your needs.

What seats are available?

The seat pitch is 25 cm between other seats. They are comfortable to sleep in or to use a notebook even if the seat in front is reclined.

Business Class

What facilities are offered?

With business class, you will enjoy comfort onboard. You'll be offered an amenity kit that has a glass cleaning cloth, a shoeshine, a stain remover tissue, an eye mask, a pair of earplugs, a pack of paper tissues, a pair of socks, a comb, a shoe horn will assist in making your journey really comfortable. The menu is crafted by Utair's chefs who prepare a wide selection of starters and salads, soups and main courses, desserts, wine, cognac, juice and water.

As a Business Class passenger, you will have access to a large selection of starters, salads, soups and main courses. As well as a selection of alcoholic drinks.

What seats are available?

Passengers will enjoy more spacious seats as well as comfy cushions, blankets onboard their flight and an ample amount of legroom.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

You may prefer to check in online on Utair's website from 24 hours before your flight departs.

Airport Check-In

Check-in starts 2 hours before the flight departure. Check-in opens 3 hours and closes 40 min before the flight.

Food & Drink

Depending on the length of your Utair flight, different meal options will be available. Meal options will also vary depending on what cabin class you're flying in.

Meal Options

Utair offers a range of hot meals, snacks and desserts on its flights. There are a variety of cuisines available to enjoy including Russian, European and Asian. Business Class passengers can enjoy complimentary meals on select routes, whilst Economy Passengers will need to purchase meals and snacks from the in-flight menu.


On flights with Utair, you will be offered a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, including soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea, beer and wine.

Business Class get to enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you have a special dietary requirement, Utair will cater to your needs. Utair offers a range of special meals including vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal, gluten-free and lactose-free meals.

In-flight Entertainment

There is limited in-flight entertainment available on flights with Utair. The availability depends on the aircraft type and the route.



Utair doesn't currently offer Wi-Fi access onboard its aircraft.

Frequent Flyer Program

STATUS Loyalty Program is Utair's frequent flyer program. Participants now have the opportunity to purchase additional miles to receive awards and to transfer miles to the accounts of other program members. Members can use the bonus miles to book and purchase flights in real time through the official UTair website. The program has two elite tiers - participants will benefit from miles granted per flight, special terms for luggage and carry-on transportation and free access to business lounges.

Gold Status

To qualify for Gold Status, passengers must earn 30,000 status miles or fly 30 qualifying flights within a calendar year.

Benefits to this tier include priority check-in, priority boarding, priority baggage handling, exclusive access to airport lounges and increase baggage allowance. Members will also earn 50% more miles for every flight.

Platinum Status

To qualify for Platinum Status, passengers must earn 50,000 status miles or fly 50 qualifying flights within a calendar year.

Benefits for this tier include all the benefits of Gold Status plus guaranteed reservation on sold-out flights, a higher priority on waitlists and free upgrades to Business Class. Members can also earn 100% more miles for every flight.

Airline Alliance

Utair doesn't currently partake in any airline alliance however it does have codeshare agreements with Turkish AirlinesFlyOneAzerbaijan AirlinesNordStar Airlines and RusLine.

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Destinations that Utair flies to

Utair operates scheduled domestic and international services to destinations in Europe and the Middle East.

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Hub Airport

Moscow Domodedovo International Airport

Moscow’s largest and busiest airport, Domodedovo International Airport (DME) sees annual traffic of 30 million passengers every year. Transaero has this airport as one of its two main hubs. AK Bars Aero, Globus Airlines, RusLine, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, VIM Airlines and Yamal Airlines also have the airport as a hub. Other airlines which fly to and from Moscow Domodedovo include Etihad Airways, Emirates, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Japan Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, ALROSA, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SriLankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and many others.


As of January 2020, the Utair fleet consists of 63 aircraft with 30 on order.

  • 15 x ATR 72-500
  • 6 x Boeing 737-400
  • 30 x Boeing 737-500
  • 9 x Boeing 737-800
  • 3 x Boeing 767-200ER
  • 30 x Boeing 737 MAX 8 on order set to replace Boeing 737-400s and 500s


20th June 2018

Utair Aviation's airport hub is getting a new terminal

Roschino International Airport (TJM), the hub of Russian airlines, Utair Aviation, is having a new terminal building built by Novaport Holding, a transport company that deals with regional airports within Russia. The new terminal will be 17,000 sq m and will allow for a significant increase in passenger growth. Roschino International Airport had yearly passenger traffic of 1.8 million people in 2017, and with the new terminal, that number is expected to rise by nearly 20%, meaning the airport would handle 5 million passengers per year.

The airport recently underwent a five-year reconstruction project that saw passenger traffic grow from 250 people per hour to 600 people per hour. However, Novaport Holding felt that there's a demand to further expand the airport and bring even more traffic in with the arrival of a new terminal.

1st June 2018

Boeing outsell Airbus thanks to Utair Aviation order

Airbus and Boeing have long been in a battle over the number of orders they take in, and according to reports, April of this year was no different. Statistics show that Boeing outsold Airbus 78 to 68 in April 2018. Utair Aviation was among the airlines that Boeing sold to.

The following is an overview of the sales that Boeing made in April 2018:

  • Boeing sold 25 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to American Airlines
  • Boeing leased a further 22 Boeing 787-8 aircraft to American Airlines
  • Utair Aviation look to replace their Boeing 737NG aircraft with an order of 30 Boeing 737 MAX's
  • Boeing sold 1 Boeing 787-8 aircraft to Uzbekistan Airways, which will be Uzbekistan Airway's 8th Boeing 787-8 to join its fleet

3rd May 2018

Utair Group reports big net profit last year

Utair Group — the Russian airline group that operates Utair Aviation — has reported a net profit of €36 million in 2017, along with the following financial reports:

  • Revenue — €1152.5 million
  • Operating profit — €36.5 115.6 million
  • EBITDA — €214.4 million

Utair Group consists of a number of subsidary airlines, including Utair Aviation, Utair Cargo, Utair Europe, Utair India, Utair South Africa, Utair Ukraine, and Vostok Airlines.

April 2018

Utair begins operations withAero's SSJ100s

Russia’s Utair Aviation has started operating Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100) aircraft that belong to IrAero Airline, a company based in Irkutsk, after forming a mixed cooperative partnership where Utair assumes marketing and financial operations and IrAero supplies flights, staff and technical support under contract on Utair routes. The first flight left Moscow International Airport earlier this week and will perform 3 services a day from the Russian capital to Kazan, as well as daily services from Moscow to Arkhangelsk, Nalchik and Ulyanovsk. According to the carrier, the SSJ100 is more efficient on short routes, such as these. Utair’s passenger traffic increased from 18.9% in January-February 2018 to 1.13 million. The carrier will further develop its network for the summer season and forecasts additional traffic growth, Utair passenger airline president Pavel Permyakov said.

March 2018

Utair schedules Kaluga launch form March 2018

Russian carrier Utair starting this month is launching new service at Kaluga, including the offering of 5 new routes. Onboard ATR72 aircraft, planned new routes include:
Kaluga – Adler/Sochi eff 03APR18 2 weekly
Kaluga – Krasnodar eff 01APR18 1 weekly
Kaluga – Mineralnye Vody eff 05APR18 1 weekly
Kaluga – Moscow Vnukovo eff 08MAR18 1 daily
Kaluga – St. Petersburg eff 02APR18 3 weekly