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UTair to Purchase 40 Boeing 737s

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UTair Aviation is to purchase 40 Next-Generation Boeing 737 airplanes, comprised of seven 737-900ERs and 33 737-800s.

UTair is one of the largest Boeing operators in Russia with a fleet of over 30 Boeing airplanes.

In 2011, UTair became the first operator in Russia and Eastern Europe to fly new Boeing 737-800s with the enhanced Boeing Sky Interior. By the end of this year, UTair will increase its Boeing 737-800 fleet to nine 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."

UTair ranks among the top four passenger carriers in CIS and Baltic States and has one of the most developed networks. In the summer of 2011, UTair airplanes will make over 300 passenger flights per day. According to UTair business plan, in 2011, the airline will carry over 7 million passengers. The group operates the largest aircraft fleet in Russia consisting of over 200 airplanes including 21 Boeing 737-500, 7 Boeing 737-400s, 4 Boeing 757-200s and 2 Boeing 737-800s.

The Paris Air Show is being held this week at Le Bourget near the French capital, Paris.

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