UTair transports over 11 million passengers
FEB 17, 2015: UTair Group aircraft transported 11,204,598 passengers in 2014, surpassing 2013 results by 7 percent. UTair passenger turnover increased by 20.95 percent and reached 22,486,064 PKM. Passenger load factor grew by 4 percent and reached 80.2 percent in 2014. Mail transportation demonstrated the best dynamic with 50.8 percent growth and a total of 4.775 tonnes. UTair Group aircraft also carried 128,337 tonness of cargo in total. Furthermore, in 2014 membership in the STATUS loyalty programme exceeded 600,000 participants.
UTair’s positive trend in operational performance reflects the results of the successful implementation of Impulse programme and confirms timeliness and relevancy of the selected anti-crisis strategy. “Despite certain difficulties UTair faced in the second half of 2014, we are going ahead with the implementation of efficiency improvement and operational cost optimization measures along with carrying out our operational programme,” said UTair General Director Andrey Martirosov. “We are currently engaged in an ongoing constructive dialogue with our partners and counterparties and we are committed to reaching agreement with our creditors and completing our debt restructuring programme in the nearest future.”
As an airline with one of the largest route networks in Russia, including over 50 unique destinations, UTair has received numerous awards from leading independent aviation industry organizations in 2014. UTair-Express, part of UTair Group, received the Wings of Russia award, the most prestigious award in Russian aviation, and confirmed its status as the best regional airline in Russia for the third time. The consistently high level of punctuality of UTair and UTair Express flights has been recognized numerous times by leading Russian airports, and www.utair.ru was recognized as one of the most passenger-friendly websites.