Utair, in partnership with IrAero, placed the SSJ100 into operation out of Moscow Vnukovo on 15 April 2018, with flights to Kazan, Arkhangelsk, Nalchik and Ulyanovsk.

Each SSJ, on wet lease from IrAero, is fitted with 100 seats in economy class.

The additional aircraft will help cover summer 2018 demand.