Court to hear tax service's $8.3 mln lawsuit against airline management
MOSCOW, September 29 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. The court postponed until October 6 its hearing of an $8.3 million lawsuit filed by the tax service against Samara Airlines former management, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
The tax service said Domodedovo Commercial Services (DCS), a commercial arm of the Domodedovo International Airport, entered into a ground maintenance contract with Samara Airlines in 2005. However, the airline defaulted in its contractual obligations in February 2008.
Meanwhile, Vnukovo Airport assumed the airlines liabilities and committed to pay DCS the company's debt for the period from August 12 to September 7, 2008.
The Samara Commercial Court declared Samara Airlines bankrupt on July 9, 2009.
Samara Airlines was a member of the AiRUnion Alliance along with KrasAir and Domodedovo Airlines. The alliance ceased its operations in autumn 2008 due to huge debts for fuel and ground services.
The commercial appeals court in February affirmed the court's refusal to recover 97.64 million rubles ($3 million) from the former head of Samara Airlines.