MOSCOW, February 1 (RAPSI) – Sberbank filed two motions with the Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region demanding 7 billion rubles ($92.1 million) from troubled airline Transaero in the latter company’s bankruptcy case, RAPSI learnt in the court on Monday.
The court will study validity of these claims and will make a judgement on April 20.
Transaero found itself unable to pay its debts estimating 250 billion rubles ($3.5 billion). Government-approved plan of transferring 75% of company’s shares to Aeroflot failed. Its problems resulted in a large number of flight cancels and delays.
In October, Sberbank and Alfa Bank filed bankruptcy petitions against the troubled airline. The Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region initiated a bankruptcy procedure against Transaero on December 16.