Seen welcoming UTair’s first flight between Moscow Vnukovo and Berlin Tegel at the German airport on 1 June are: Yuriy Sokolov, Second Officer, UTair; Svetlana Gubert, Aviation Representative, UTair; Dimitry Parenko, Chief Captain, UTair; Yuriy Gordon, Aviation Representative, UTair; Andreas Ley, Aviation Marketing, Berlin Brandenburg Airport; and UTair Flight Attendants Elena Khraponova, Ehizaveta Ivanova and Pavel Kieler. The route will be flown daily by the carrier.
Cutting the cake in Vienna, baked to welcome the arrival of UTair’s first flight from Moscow Vnukovo on 1 June are Belina Neumann, Head of Aviation Marketing & Business Development, Vienna Airport and Pavel Permyakov, CCO of UTair. The 1,635-kilometre route will be flown by the airline daily and faces no direct competition.
- UTair expanded its presence in Europe outside of Russia this week by adding capital connections, beginning flights from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to both Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Vienna (VIE) on 1 June. The 1,590-kilometre connection to the German capital will be flown daily on the airline’s fleet of 737-500s. Flights on the 1,635-kilometre link to the Austrian capital will also be flown daily on 737-500s according to OAG schedules. “UTair is working to make more European destinations available for Russian clients. Our primary passengers are coming from the regions of Russia. That’s why we have set up the schedule of our new flights to Vienna, to minimise the transfer time for customers from many Russian cities. Vienna, one of the first European flights we are launching, was selected for a good reason. Recently, the capital of Austria has been showing an explosive growth of tourism. Our travellers visit Austria year-round: in winter – for skiing and in summer – to attend lots of famous Austrian musical festivals,” said Pavel Permyakov, CCO of UTair at the launch. While flights between Vienna and Vnukovo face no direct competition, Austrian Airlines and S7 Airlines link the Austrian capital to Moscow Domodedovo, while Aeroflot links Moscow Sheremetyevo to Vienna. Berlin is already linked to Moscow by MIAT Mongolian Airlines, which offers twice-weekly flights between Tegel and Sheremetyevo, with S7 Airlines offering daily flights between Domodedovo and Tegel. Aeroflot also links Berlin to Moscow, offering five daily flights between Sheremetyevo and Berlin Schönefeld. No other carrier apart from UTair links Vnukovo to Tegel. Other cities served by UTair outside of Russia in Europe include Minsk, Munich, Riga and Thessaloniki.