EUROPE & CIS: UTair takes delivery of first ATR 72-500

The Russian air carrier UTair has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-500 aircraft, which is also the first one of this type to be operating in Russia. UTair and ATR recently announced an order for 20 aircraft, estimated at US$426 million. The remaining ATR 72-500 aircraft will be delivered in 2011 and 2012. The […]


The Russian air carrier UTair has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-500 aircraft, which is also the first one of this type to be operating in Russia. UTair and ATR recently announced an order for 20 aircraft, estimated at US$426 million. The remaining ATR 72-500 aircraft will be delivered in 2011 and 2012. The delivery of these new 70-seater aircraft will bring the number of ATR aircraft operated by UTair up to 37, making UTair the largest operator of ATR aircraft in Europe. Currently the UTair fleet consists of nearly 200 aircraft, most of which run on domestic routes to roughly 300 destinations.