SARATOV, on may 17. /TASS/. “Saratov airlines” to stop the activity from may 31, 2018 after notification to the Federal air transport Agency on the suspension of sales of tickets of the airline.
“May 17, 2018 in JSC “Saratov airlines” received a letter from the head of Department of regulation of transport, Rosaviation Andrey Kruglov on the suspension of sales of tickets from may 30 this year. The airline considers this document as restrictions of the air operator certificate since may 31. In this regard, the leadership of “Saratov airlines” decided to halt the activities of the enterprise may 31, 2018″, – stated in the message carrier.
According to the representative of Rosaviation, order of the Department period of validity of the air operator certificate “Saratov airlines” limited from 30 may. “This decision is not overturned,” said he TASS.
From July 18 will be dismissed 1,2 thousand employees “Saratov airlines”. “For its part, the airline has taken all measures to rectify within the prescribed period all the observations of the Federal air transport Agency. However, the office of the regulator took the decision to close the sales of tickets and thus effectively dooming one of the oldest airlines of Russia to death”, – the company.
According to the letter of the Federal air transport Agency published on the site “Saratov airlines”, the Agency asks the company until may 30, 2018 to provide transportation for all passengers residing abroad, and not carry out delivery of passengers, duration of stay abroad which ends after may 30.
Also, the company urged not to make reservations and issuance of tickets within the framework of agreements with tourist operators and sale of tickets with departure date after may 30.
Press Secretary of the airline Elena Voronov told TASS that “Saratov airlines” will return to passengers money for tickets purchased in case of final closure of the airline. “In the case of a final decision on the closure of the airline, the company disclaims any obligations to refund for already purchased tickets to passengers,” she said.