UTair's new Boeing 737s will bring unmatched comfort to West Siberia

Next-Generation 737

Andrey Martirosov (left), UTair CEO, and Marty Bentrott, Boeing vice president of Sales for Russia, Central Asia and Middle East, celebrate an agreement for the airline to purchase 40 Next-Generation 737 planes.

UTair, which operates one of Russia’s largest airplane fleet, wants more Next-Generation 737s equipped with Boeing Sky Interiors to expand service from West Siberia and bring passengers there unmatched comfort in a single-aisle plane.

Comfort and reliability are particularly relevant during northern Russia’s winters, when temperatures fall below – 40 degrees Celsius (-40 Fahrenheit).

UTair and Boeing announced an agreement today during the Paris Air Show for the airline, which ranks among the top five largest Russian carriers by passenger volume, to buy seven 737-900ERs and thirty three 737-800s. It already flies 33 Boeing airplanes.

“Our decision to further expand our Next-Generation Boeing 737 fleet is based on its high efficiency”, said Andrey Martirosov, UTair CEO. “These airplanes meet today’s commercial needs of the airline by their value-for-money and availability of early delivery positions”.

The new planes will help UTair improve reliability and comfort on flights from West Siberia and other Russian regions to Moscow and Europe.

The Sky Interior offers several unique features, including larger overhead bins – modeled after the 787’s pivoting bins – that collectively hold 48 more bags than standard bins, brighter and longer-lasting lighting that creates different effects during flight, such as a soft blue sky. Intuitive placement of switches and call buttons and improved sound quality are other innovative features that will enhance the passenger’s experience.