MOSCOW, 29 Oct. A specialized Fund under the Malaysian government, Malaysia Airlines restrukturisasi debts, interested in buying Transaero or formation on the basis of its own fleet and aircraft of the new airline is focused on Asia, the newspaper “Kommersant” on Thursday.
As reported by the publication the President of the Russian investment Agency (RIA), Yuri Spiridonov, representatives of the investor, together with RIA held two meetings with the leadership of the Ministry of transport, which have expressed interest in acquiring “Transaero”. Representatives of the Ministry of transport and the negotiating of the largest creditor banks of the company (Sberbank, VEB, VTB) that intention is supported.
“Malaysian investors have experience with debt: they’ve already successfully restructured the debt of Malaysia Airlines, which is $ 6 billion,” — said Spiridonov.
In his opinion, one option may be to buy 100% stake in Transaero airlines, with 50% remains in the investment Fund and 50% is transferred to the management of RIA, and debt restructuring of the company. Another option, if save “Transaero” will not work, to redeem a portion of its fleet (Airbus A380, which made the first lease payment) and to add their own planes, establish a new airline.
Last week it became known that the group shareholder of S7 airlines Vladislav Filev has signed an agreement to purchase not less than 51% of actions “Transaero”. Transaero airlines has been unable to service debts, which form together with the leasing obligations of about 250 billion rubles. Her tickets aren’t sold, but flying the airlines is prohibited from October 26. Passengers transported by the airlines of Aeroflot group, and others.