The court will hear on December 16 a lawsuit “Kogalymavia” to “daughter” TUI

The court will hear on December 16 a lawsuit “Kogalymavia” to “daughter” TUI


The Moscow arbitration court has postponed to December 16, consideration of the merits of the claim to the airline “Kogalymavia” on recovery of about 1.4 billion rubles from LLC “TT-travel”.

MOSCOW, 9 Nov. The Moscow arbitration court has postponed to December 16, consideration of the merits of the claim to the airline “Kogalymavia”, currently working under the MetroJet brand, on recovery of about 1.4 billion losses from LLC “TT-travel” (brand TUI Russia), the Russian subsidiary of one of the largest European tour operators TUI, the correspondent from a court hall.

The court on Monday failed to proceed with the case due to lack of proper notice of proceedings third party Cypriot company “Publica holdings limited”, which is presumably related to the defendant.

As previously reported in court, the representative of the airline in the composition of reported claims are included, including costs arising from commercial agreements between the parent companies of the plaintiff and the defendant — LLC “West aviation investment company” and “Publicos”. On this basis, they were involved in the process as third party. But the defendant’s representative then stated that the Cyprus company is not a parent for “TT-travel”, and the statement of affiliation unfounded.

“Kogalymavia” and “TT-travel” in February 2012, the company entered into an Agency agreement for the implementation of Charter carriage. In may 2012 MetroJet began to carry out Charter flights under the brand TUI for the most popular among Russians tourist destinations. The aviation Director at TUI Russia&CIS Evgeny Klyucherev said then that under the brand name of the company the flights will be performed three liner A321, which underwent a complete rebranding: the planes were repainted, changed crew uniforms, power system, cabin design.

In August 2014, MetroJet announced that it would stop performing Charter programs TUI Russia. In the message it was specified that this occurred because of the inability to reach agreement on the terms of partnership.

After that began a number of proceedings regarding settlements between the parties. The present suit was brought to court in October. In December the arbitration refused to take interim measures in the form of arrest of the defendant funds in the amount of the claim. The court of appeal agreed with the first instance.