Moscow. October 27. The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) has so far not received any official information from S7 of the transaction with Transaero airlines, the Ministry informed.
As explained in the FAS, the response to the request, the service waited until October 23, but did not receive it until now.
On the eve of the Deputy head of the FAS Anatoly Golomolzin has declared to journalists that Aeroflot has not withdrawn the request for the purchase of 75% + 1 share of the airline “Transaero”.
He also emphasized that FAS had not received a request to sell shares “Transaero” from the owners of airline “Siberia”.
In early September it was planned that “Transaero” will be included into the Aeroflot group. It was assumed that 75% + 1 share of the carrier will be sold to Aeroflot for a token 1 ruble. In the middle of September LLC “Aeroflot – Finance” (100% “daughter” of “Aeroflot”) filed a petition to FAS on acquisition of 90% shares of OJSC “AK “Transaero”.
A month later it became known that shareholders “Transaero” were not able to consolidate the required stake. As a result “Aeroflot” has refused the offer, and state agencies stated that the only option may be bankruptcy “Transaero”.
Upon audit of the Federal air transport Agency (Rosaviatsia), from 26 October operator certificate Transaero cancelled. Earlier, the head of the Agency Alexander Neradko reported that the revoked certificate can not be restored.
Ahead of the announcement of the results of the inspection of Federal air transport Agency co-owners of airline “Siberia” declared the agreements with the shareholders “Transaero” on the purchase not less than 51% of actions “Transaero”.