Companies related to “VTB Leasing”, have filed lawsuits against Transaero

Companies related to “VTB Leasing”, have filed lawsuits against Transaero


The plaintiffs are Larafort Aircraft Leasing Limited, Pembroke Exchanges Limited, Richdale Investments limited, VL Stecker Airleasing Limited and Limited. They demand to collect from the company “Transaero” a total of about 58.5 million dollars.

MOSCOW, 20 Oct. The arbitration court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region registered the claims of five Irish companies affiliated with OJSC “VTB Leasing”, “Transaero” to recover a total of about 58.5 million dollars, follows from the information on the court’s website.

Claims received in arbitration on October 19, to the production they had not yet been adopted. The plaintiffs are Larafort Aircraft Leasing Limited, Pembroke Exchanges Limited, Richdale Investments limited, VL Stecker Airleasing Limited and Limited.

The representative of VTB group on 19 October reported that “VTB Leasing” have filed claims for the recovery of arrears with Transaero, as well as exploring the possibility of filing the application on bankruptcy of the carrier.

As previously reported by the head of VTB Andrey Kostin on the verge of bankruptcy airline two months does not pay VTB leasing aircraft. Leasing debt “Transaero” in front of “VTB Leasing” is 40 billion rubles, the airline operates 21 aircraft of the group. Financial debt of “Transaero” before VTB is 12 billion rubles, of which 9 billion rubles under the state guarantees.

Sberbank and Alfa-Bank previously filed with the arbitration court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region the statement for bankruptcy “Transaero”.

Transaero airlines has been unable to service debts, which form together with the leasing obligations of about 250 billion rubles. The creditors are considering the option of bankruptcy of the airline, selling tickets for the flights are stopped. Its passengers are transported by other airlines, mainly included in the group “Aeroflot”.