Ural Airlines is one of the largest rapidly developing Russian airlines. New Russian, CIS, and international destinations are added to the airline’s route map every year. The airline’s base airports are first-rate Russian aviation hubs - Moscow (Domodedovo) and Ekaterinburg. In recent years the airline’s annual passenger traffic increases by approx. 40% per year. In 2013 Ural Airlines carried about 4.5 million passengers.
Ural Airlines has many years’ experience in the Russian transportation industry. The airline’s history began in 1943 as Sverdlovsk United Air Squadron was established on the basis of Sverdlovsk Koltsovo Airport. In 1993, after the official division of the Sverdlovsk Aviation Enterprise into an airline and an airport, the Ural Airlines brand was established. The airline’s key business areas are passenger and cargo air services, air ticket sales and booking, aircraft repair and maintenance.
The Ural Airlines fleet consists of modern and comfortable European aircrafts of Airbus A320 family. Under the existing fleet upgrade program, the carrier leases new liners every year. At the moment there are 34 of them (19 A320s, 10 A321s and 5 A319s).
Ural Airlines’ key priority is international quality and flight safety standards. In 2012 Ural Airlines successfully passed the regular international audit for compliance with operational safety standards and retained its place on the IOSA Registry of International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Ural Airlines’ air-technical base is one of the most modern professional ones in the Russian civil aviation industry. Its technical equipment, as well as experience of engineers and technicians on the staff, allows it to carry out all of the necessary repair and maintenance jobs independently. In 2012, the airline opened its own training center for pilots equipped with a state-of-the-art training simulator of A320 family.
Ural Airlines actively implements modern online passenger service technologies that are designed to make your journey as comfortable as possible at all stages - from flight selection and ticket booking to check-in and plastic card payment on board an aircraft.
In 2012, Ural Airlines started a program for installation of a new process platform Amadeus, which will be fully implemented by the end of 2014.