Russia’s UTair Airline carried 1.2 million passengers in 1Q 2016, up 17.8% year-over-year. Flight hours increased 27.5% to 37,229 hours and cargo carried was up 11.6% to 3,563 tonnes year-over-year. In March, the airline carried 459,408 passengers, up 33.7%. Last year, UTair had to cut its fleet and personnel to reduce costs after passengers carried fell 25.3% in 2015. President UTair president-passenger airlines Alexey Budnik said the figures highlight growth as the carrier’s ...

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