Aeroflot files bankruptcy petition against Donavia
MOSCOW, January 16 (RAPSI) – Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot has filed a bankruptcy petition with the Rostov Region Commercial Court against its subsidiary Donavia, court documents read on Monday.
The date of hearing has not been set yet.
Donavia stopped conducting flights on March 27, 2016.
On January 13, the Orenburg Region Commercial Court registered a bankruptcy claim filed against its other subsidiary Orenburg Airlines.
Last Autumn, on the request of Aeroflot the Moscow Commercial Court collected 9 billion rubles (about $150 mln) of debt from Orenburg Airlines. A similar lawsuit over recovery of 4.2 billion rubles (about $70 mln) will be reviewed today.
On August 31, the court collected 2.1 billion rubles ($33.8 mln) from the Orenburg Airlines in another claim lodged by Aeroflot. Aeroflot demanded to recover 1.9 billion rubles ($29.2 million) of main debt as well as accumulated interest. Debt should’ve been returned in May 2016, but the defendant failed to meet its obligations.
In June, the Federal Agency of Air Transport (Rosaviation) annulled the Orenburg Airlines’ certificate, which is a part of the Aeroflot group, because of merger with Rossiya Airlines.
A part of Aeroflot corporate group, Rossiya Airlines, was set up as a successor of three regional air carriers including Rossiya, Donavia and the Orenburg Airlines.