First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov believes that with the departure of Transaero passengers will not be affected, because the best part of the fleet will be transferred to other carriers, and the transportation will be carried out.
MOSCOW, 21 Oct. Standing on the verge of bankruptcy, the airline “Transaero” will leave the market, and its routes and fleet of aircraft will be equipped with other air carriers, said the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.
Transaero airlines has been unable to service debts, which form together with the leasing obligations of about 250 billion rubles. Sale of tickets is stopped and passengers are transported group airlines “Aeroflot” and other carriers. Air operator certificate “Transaero” will be revoked on October 26. But on Tuesday evening it became known that the group shareholder of S7 airlines Vladislav Filev has signed an agreement to purchase not less than 51% of the shares of the troubled airline.
“Transaero” will exit the market. The routes will receive other carriers. The best part of the fleet will be transferred to other aviation companies. People will in no way suffer. Will be used for transportation, competition”, — said Shuvalov.
However, he acknowledged that the situation with the fleet is very complicated, and did not rule out that some of the aircraft will be disassembled and implemented for parts.
He acknowledged that the government had received requests for the salvation of “Transaero”, and in the beginning of the year the company received state guarantees for 9 billion rubles, but this has not led to improvement. “And with the last wave of devaluation the situation has become critical,” said Shuvalov.
He called it impossible to shift the company’s liabilities on the budget. “To support people we are ready to support the people we are willing to provide budgetary funds”, — said the first Deputy Prime Minister, confirming that the main task is to transport all who bought tickets for passengers or to return their money, and to employ the staff of “Transaero”.