Aeroflot is ready to employ more than half of the staff of “Transaero” under certain conditions

MOSCOW, October 13. The largest Russian airline “Aeroflot” is ready to employ about 6 thousand employees of the bankrupt airline “Transaero”. On it informs “Aeroflot”.

Aeroflot is ready to recruit staff, if the company completely will stop flights, and Aeroflot will receive a portion of her directions.

Aeroflot States that in the event of termination of operational activity of airline “Transaero” and provided that the group of “Aeroflot” flights in a number of areas of airline “Transaero”, which guarantees providing the necessary scope of work recruit new employees, “Aeroflot” is ready to employ about 6 thousand people – more than half of the staff of airline “Transaero”, – stated in the message of the company.

In “Aeroflot” note that subject to receipt of a number of routes “Transaero” from 6 thousand employees they see the need to attract 700 aircrew, 1 thousands of engineers and technical staff, 2.8 thousand persons of attendants, 1.2 thousand employees of land service and 300 administrative and managerial staff.

The situation with Transaero airlines

The airline “Transaero” is the second largest airline in Russia and the main Charter carrier with the deterioration of the economic situation in the country and the increase in the exchange rate began to experience financial difficulties.

Transaero airlines has been unable to provide its activity and to repay the debt. The government originally discussed the option of selling 75 per cent stake of the airline “Aeroflot”, expecting that the largest carrier will be able to improve the company. However, the holders of shares of Transaero airlines at the time did not collect the stake and pulled the offer. Eventually, the company went to bankruptcy: banks are pessimistic about the return of its funds. The carrier stops flights from the 15th of December.

Now the airline cancels a part of daily flights the next day, “Aeroflot” conducts operational management of the company, as well as partially delivers passengers who failed to fly according to the bought tickets “Transaero”.