26 Sep 2017 15:20

UTair assessing its ability to transport VIM Airlines passengers

KHANTY-MANSIYSK. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Airline UTair is looking into its ability to transport VIM Airlines passengers in light of a Rosaviatsia request, the airline's press service told Interfax.

"Rosaviatsia contacted UTair regarding the situation with the transport of VIM Airlines passengers. We are currently analyzing our technical capability to provide assistance," the press service said.

VIM Airlines halted all charter flights on Monday due to financial difficulties and a shortfall of working capital. The suspension was preceded by a number of delayed flights at Russian and foreign airports, affecting thousands of passengers. By the end of the season, the airline should have flown 50,000 to 80,000 tour operator customers to and from resorts. In total the airline has sold tickets to over 190,000 passengers.