12-Feb-2013 Source: HeliHub.com
Overall flying time in January 2013 was down marginally, from 9,177 to 9,144 hours, although this was the net effect of domestic flying hours within Russia being 8% up from 5430 to 5863 hours, and a 12.4% fall in flying time outside the country from 3747 down to 3281 hours.
Correspondingly, passenger numbers were also down marginally from 44,016 to 43,949.
Freight showed a huge growth, though. In January, UTair flew 8,4763.5 tonnes of freight, a massive 37.2% up on January 2012 when they flew 6,170.7 tonnes
Nikolai Vanesev – Helihub.com Moscow correspondent