8-Apr-2011 8:16 AM

UTair and ATR sign contract for 20 ATR 72-500s

UTair and ATR announced (07-Apr-2011) the signature of a contract for the purchase of 20 ATR 72-500s in an order valued at USD426 million. The airline will add seat capacity on existing routes and will develop new routes in both countries. UTair operates a fleet of 17 ATRs: 12 ATR 42-300s and three ATR 72-200s in Russia, plus two ATR 42-300s operated by its subsidiary UTair Ukraine. With the delivery of the new 20 ATR 72-500s, UTair will become the largest operator of ATR aircraft in Europe, with 37 ATRs. The delivery of these new aircraft will bring to more than 50 the number of ATRs operated by Russian, Ukrainian and other CIS countries’ carriers. [more]

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