UTair Aviation and Transaero Airlines have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation between the companies. The agreement aims at the development of both domestic and international passenger and cargo transport markets and focuses on leveraging the capacities of the route networks of both airlines operating from Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.
The two parties agreed on joint activities aimed at improving quality and technologies related to passenger transfer based on modern best practice standards and advanced business technologies including interline agreements, a special prorate agreement and an agreement on default passenger transfer protocols in the event of human error.
The airlines plan to synchronize flight schedules and frequency to achieve the most convenient flight connections at airports of operation and to facilitate this by merging their respective frequent flyer programs. Furthermore, an initiative will be launched to guarantee maximum comfort during passenger transfer between the flights of both airlines in the airports of operation.
“UTair Aviation operates more than 100 flights daily covering more than 90% of Russian territory, while Transaero Airlines intensively develops international air operations from Vnukovo,” said UTair CEO Andrey Martirosov. “The route networks of both airlines should logically complement one another to offer passengers broad opportunities to make easier, faster and more comfortable connections.”