Khanty-Mansiysk – In 2004 UTair Aviation (UTair Aviation, JSC) increased its passenger traffic by 14 percent to 2.486275bn passenger kilometers, compared to 2003.
Last year the company carried 1.703562m passengers in total. Of that amount, 1.465814 passengers were carried by the company’s airplanes, 14 percent more than in 2003.
In the period January to December 2004, UTair carried 770 tons of mail (a 22-percent gain from 2003), and 6,848 tons of cargo (a 10-percent decrease).
The company’s planes flew 76,934 hours in the reported period – 17.4 percent more than in 2003.
The total flight time of UTair’s helicopters stood at 45,174 hours - a 1.7 percent drop. At the same time, the flight time of heavy helicopters showed a considerable increase of 5 percent.