Sberbank has applied to the court of St. Petersburg a claim for bankruptcy “Transaero”


Moscow. October 19. Sberbank of Russia filed with the Arbitration court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region the claim about bankruptcy of airline “Transaero” (registered in St. Petersburg).

The lawsuit was filed on Friday, follows from the court’s database.

About the intention to bankrupt Transaero has stated Sberbank and Alfa-Bank. The intention VTB to soon submit the claim about bankruptcy of the air carrier also said the head of the Bank Andrey Kostin.

Transaero has gained about 250 billion rubles of debt and excess fleet in September was in the verge of bankruptcy, forcing the state to look for options to save her. It was assumed that 75% plus 1 share of the company will be sold to Aeroflot for 1 ruble, but shareholders “Transaero” were not able to consolidate the required stake. As a result “Aeroflot” has refused the offer, and statements of relevant officials boil down to the fact that the option of bankruptcy of the airline seems to be the only one possible.