UTair has acquired the first Airbus A321-200 (video)
UTair, one of the largest air carriers in Russia, took possession of the first Airbus A321-200. The aircraft was delivered following a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. This is part of an order from 20 A321, UTair signing the contract in July 2013.
The aircraft is powered by two CFM56 engines and has 220 seating capacity, configured in a single class. The Russian airline wants to use the aircraft on new routes. A321 is part of the fleet modernization program and is in line with the company's strategy to improve services, ensuring a high level of reliability and network development.
An interim report shows that the 11 Russian carriers have 260 fleets of Airbus aircraft. The UTair company was founded in 1967. UTair and its subsidiaries currently own a fleet of 180 aircraft and operate flights to 100 from domestic and international destinations.