19 November 2010, Friday, 14:12

President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has held a meeting with the head of the air carrier “UTAIR”

author: Lubov Kolokolova

A work meeting of the President RB Rustem Khamitov with the General Director of the air carrier “UTAIR” Andre Martirosov has taken place in Ufa today and development of interrelations between the Republic of Bashkortostan and the air carrier “UTAIR” and the program of bilateral cooperation for the next five years were under discussion.

Andre Martirosov has told the President RB how the activity of his company in Ufa is developing and what its future prospects in Bashkiria are.

It should be noted that thanks to “UTAIR” support more than 700 workplaces was opened in the international airport of Ufa. The flight staff of the Republic is provided with stable job and the taxes the carrier pays out (about 20 million rubles annually) don’t leave the region. A big center for maintenance of the aircrafts is opened here. Now its specialists are busy with repairing the aircrafts of the Soviet origin but ready to start repairing foreign machines too.

“Bashkortostan is considered one of the leaders in Russia by development of local air services” – Andre Martirosov underscored – “This is very important direction and we will help its progress. We highly estimate the traditions of your flight staff, the presence of powerful educational institutions, training the specialists for work in airports. At present time the teams from Ufa service the routes of “UTAIR” all over the country and beyond. We intend to widen our joint activity”.

The air carrier “UTAIR” works in Ufa airport since 2003 and its daughter company was established here in 2006. The company covers 40% of all flights from Ufa in all directions. Now the company intends to start the direct flights to Munich, Prague and Tel-Aviv.