1st Deputy Chairman of the Bank: Sberbank in the next few days will withdraw leasing the aircraft from Transaero


LONDON, October 22. Sberbank in the next few days will withdraw leasing the aircraft from Transaero airlines, told reporters 1st Deputy Chairman of the Bank Maxim Poletaev.

“In the next few days we’ll take a sides of “Transaero”, – said Poletaev, stressing that this process has already started.

Poletaev noted that the price of avisdom with each company will have to negotiate anew on the basis of current conditions, the quality of the aircraft.

“If it will be Aeroflot, then we will negotiate again, but according to our old relations,” he said.

Total debt of “Transaero” in front of the Bank’s creditors is about 250 billion rubles. Debt “Transaero” to Sberbank is 6 billion rubles, while debt does not include debt under Finance leases. In mid-October, Sberbank submitted the claim about bankruptcy “Transaero”. The arbitration court of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region on 21 October for the statement of the savings Bank on bankruptcy of the airline.

About the change of the owner of “Transaero”

Poletaev also said that the Bank had not received official notification about the change of the owner of “Transaero”.

“In loan agreements there is a provision about change of ownership, so if this has indeed happened, then the company “Transaero” has violated more dominant on the change of ownership, so they had to notify us officially. I have not received official notification,” said Poletaev.