UTair launches low-frequency stopping services from Surgut to Krasnojarsk
UTair inaugurated services from Surgut (SGC) in Siberia, often described as the oil capital of Russia, to Krasnojarsk (KJA), Siberia’s most beautiful city according to the poet Anton Chekhov. Weekly services on the 2,200-kilometre route are operated by UTair with ATR 42s via Igarka (IAA), a riverine port located at Yenisei, 160 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Notably, services to Igarka are heavily weather-dependent; the airport’s location on an island means that access is reliant on either ice crossing or ferry service. Competition on the route comes from Yakutia Airlines, which serves Krasnojarsk and Surgut via Tomsk. From Surgut, UTair currently offers a total of 18 domestic destinations, four of which are served with intermediate stops.