Support of “Aeroflot” in connection with the bankruptcy of “Transaero” possible in-kind

MOSCOW, October 15. Support of “Aeroflot” in connection with the bankruptcy Transaero possible in kind, told reporters the Russian presidential aide Andrei Belousov.

“More will be made calculations. It’s not necessarily money, is possible with routes. But “Aeroflot” has already spent more than 17 billion rubles for the transportation of passengers “Transaero”. Therefore, it is clear that some compensation should be”, – said Belousov.

He added that the mechanism of this compensation and its scope will be discussed, and will be determined “soon”.

As said earlier the General Director of “Aeroflot” Vitaly Saveliev, “Aeroflot” will not seek public assistance because of “Transaero”. According to him, at “Transaero” there are 92 commercial areas, many of which Transaero monopolist. “Aeroflot” will apply in case of distribution of commercial rights for certain number of flights which will in future years to return the costs incurred.

The head of Aeroflot noted that the claim of 5 billion rubles, which the company filed to “Transaero”, provides for the reimbursement of expenses for “all operating costs”. This “wages, kerosene, payment services at airports and service Rosavianavigatsia,” said Savelyev.

Earlier it was reported that Aeroflot claims to be 57 of the 92 directions of airline “Transaero”. “Aeroflot” till December 15 was left to carry 230 passengers of “Transaero”.

The situation around “Transaero”

The decision on bankruptcy of airline “Transaero”, the accumulated 250 billion rubles of debt and are now under the operational management of “Aeroflot” was adopted at the governmental meeting with the participation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on October 1.

The carrier has closed the sale of tickets.

According to the results of last week’s check “Transaero” the Commission of Federal air transport Agency has proposed to suspend the operator’s certificate. However, the draft act, the Commission is still not approved by the leadership of the Federal air transport Agency.