Russia’s UTair has cut its staff 19% since the end of 2014 to 4,171 as of March 31, 2015, according to its first-quarter report published according to Russian Accounting Standards (RAS). Since the middle of 2014, UTair staff has decreased 36.3% from 6,546. The carrier announced staff reductions in July 2014, when it launched a new cost-cutting program, Impulse, which aimed to reduce costs by RUB5 billion ($140 million) per year. Its first measure was to reduce management staff by ...

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