Utair Aviation has launched feeder routes, connecting regional points in the Tyumen region and the Khanty-Mansi autonomous republic. The carrier has begun weekly services of Khanty-Mansiysk-Uray-Sovetsky, Tyumen-Uray-Sovetsky, Tyumen-Sovetsky-Beloyarsky, using ATR 72 aircraft.

The stopovers at regional airports will be around 45-50 min., the airline said. The flights will be also connected to routes to other cities in Russia including Yekaterinburg, Moscow and Ufa.

This summer, Utair also plans to launch direct flights from the city of Sovetsky in Khanty-Mansi republic to destinations in the south of the country, Anapa and Krasnodar.

The government of Russia’s Khanty-Mansi autonomous republic owns 38.8% share in Utair Aviation, while the Tyumen regional government has got 8.4% share in the airline. The governments received shares in exchange for a capital injection in 2016.

Polina Montag-Girmes, montag.girmes@gmail.com