Russia’s UTair Airline is launching a new cost-cutting program, Impulse, which aims to reduce costs by RUB5 billion ($140 million) per year. Its first measure will be to reduce management staff by 30%. The program also includes optimizing route networks, decreasing aircraft handling time at airports between flights and automating MRO plans. The carrier expects to improve its current sales channels and implement IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) program. UTair will also ...

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