UTair adds new Surgut-Igarka-Krasnoyarsk service

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UTair Aviation is launching flights between the Siberian cities of Surgut, Igarka and Krasnoyarsk, as well as increasing frequencies on its Surgut-Ufa-Kazan route.

The Russian carrier will deploy ATR aircraft on its new once weekly Surgut-Igarka-Krasnoyarsk service, effective 30 October.

According to Innovata schedules, UTair will compete with Taimyr Air on the newly launched route.

In addition, the carrier plans to boost frequencies on its Surgut-Ufa-Kazan route from 1 December, making it a daily service.

It will replace the ATR 72s currently deployed on the route with Bombardier CRJ200s.

UTair also says it has transferred all flights on the Moscow-Minsk route over to Minsk-2 airport, which is more formally known as Smolevitchi International airport.

The operator will also use Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft on Moscow-Minsk route.