Review of UTair Aviation flight Nizhnevartovsk Novosibirsk in Economy

Airline UTair Aviation
Flight UT308
Class Economy
Seat 13A
Aircraft ATR 72-500
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 17 Jan 17, 13:00
Arrival at 17 Jan 17, 16:45
UT 2 reviews
instchichkov
Published on 19th January 2017
Hi everybody!
This is my first report in English about flight between two Russian Siberian cities: Nizhnevartovsk and Novosibirsk.
Nizhnevartovsk is the second largest city in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area – Yugra with a population of 260,000 people. The largest in Russia oil field called Samotlor is located in Nizhnevartovsk.
Novosibirsk - is the third-most populous city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is the most populous city in Asian Russia, with a population of 1,473,754. The city is located in the southwestern part of Siberia on the banks of the Ob River.

Terminal 1 NJC airport. This building was built in soviet style. An entrance is like a tile of legendary Soviet plane Tupolev 154.
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Check-in area of domestic flights is located on ground floor
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Waiting area and boarding gates
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As you can see airport is not overloaded during the daytime
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Good view but there is no aircrafts on apron
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Time to clean the apron from snow
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Here it is. An 5 years old ATR 72-500. By the way all special transport around the aircraft are made in USSR
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Boarding has been started 20 minutes before departure
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Standart panel
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Video monitors but only for safety video(((
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Seat pitch is pretty good for regional plane
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Seat pocket content
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UTair is not a low-cost airline but it has some low-cost features such as no baggage fares, lack of free meals on board. During the flight I got only glass of steel water.
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Here you can see snow town Nizhnevartovsk and the Ob river
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Cabin management system
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1 hour 20 mins after take off our plane started to descend. Over snow center of Novosibirsk
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On parking stand at Tolmachevo airport Novosibirsk


Terminal A for domestic flights in Novosibirsk
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Terminal B for International flights
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City buses for siberian winter )))
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Verdict

UTair Aviation

7.4/10
Cabin9.5
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment9.5
Meal/catering2.0

Nizhnevartovsk - NJC

7.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.5

Novosibirsk - OVB

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

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9 Comments

  • Comment 382541 by
    AK 251 Comments

    Nice report, and for me the destinations are quite "exotic". Spassiba !

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  • Comment 382544 by
    Benoit75008 2917 Comments

    Thanks for this really interesting report!

    Unfortunately IFE was only used for Security procedures.

    Hope you'll publish more flights like this one

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  • Comment 382555 by
    marathon 7748 Comments

    The ATR-72 is well reported in this website, but this line makes this report a serious contender in the (unofficial) "exotic report" department !
    A warm welcome for this excellent first report in cold weather !

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  • Comment 382599 by
    K2World 1238 Comments

    Thank you for this "exotic" report well documented and welcome onboard FR !

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  • Comment 382689 by
    KL651 3501 Comments

    Welcome and "spassiba" for this 1st FR.
    I was expecting a better onboard service as russian airlines usually tend to still offer a real snack/meal.
    First time I see an ATR with PTVs.

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  • Comment 382727 by
    KévinDC TEAM 3919 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this exotic report (well, exotic for non-Russian's anyway ^^). It's cool to see that Soviet architecture--not something I see often. I like the interior of that ATR, it looks quite modern, especially with the TV monitors. I've never seen a turbo-prop plane with TV monitors. Nice job on your first Report in English!

    Welcome to Flight-Report!

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  • Comment 382919 by
    nechus 340 Comments

    Привет, Instchichkov!

    Welcome to flight-report!!

    I always enjoy reports from little-known destinations like this one. Thank you very much for sharing!

    The architecture at Nizhnevartovsk airport is amazing! That entrance in the shape of a Tupolev tail is really impressive.

    I hope I'll fly on a Russian plane some day. Where I live, commerical air transport is a binary thing: Boeing / Airbus. Only next July will I fly on an Embraer for the first time!

    Your pictures and the information about the flight were very interesting.

    Will be looking forward to more reports from you!

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  • Comment 382993 by
    okapi 1053 Comments

    Hey! Spassiba for this excellent FR. The pictures are really nice especially the view from above on Novosibirsk. I like the city geometrical arrangement. The ATR looks really nice with a generous leg room. A pity for the lack of on board meal but overall, it seems to be a cool flight in all senses :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Comment 413829 by
    Fickster 5 Comments

    Really good report! thanks. As a Russian, it is still investing to read about a flight like this

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