Sukhoi has painted UTair’s first Superjet 100 in a special livery.
The regional aircraft is the first of six long-range Superjets the Russian carrier ordered at the MAKS air show in Moscow in August 2013. All of the jets are to be delivered this year and will be operated under the airline’s new UTair Express brand.
The livery features folk patterns in traditional Russian style, and was applied by aircraft painting specialist Spektr-Avia in Ulyanovsk.
The regional jet is now undergoing cabin interior installation, UTair says. The aircraft are configured with 103 seats in a single-class layout.
Meanwhile, UTair has revealed a number of new routes from St Petersburg. Starting in June, UTair will fly from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport to Russia’s second city four times a day.
A route from Tyumen to St Petersburg will be operated five times a week, while Nizhnevartovsk and Novy Urengoy will each be served once weekly.
Routes to the Black Sea resorts of Sochi and Anapa will also be launched next month.