All aircraft of the airline “VIM-Avia”, taken on lease, we remain under its operational control, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to the representative of the carrier.
Opinion or a moratorium on the use of aircraft at this stage would lead to further deterioration of the financial position of the company and could make the process irreversible. Earlier also it was reported that the aircraft was taken “VIM-Avia” in the lease, are under threat of arrest because of debts to a number of airports in Russia and abroad.
Over the past three days the company’s management held meetings with representatives of the owners of the aircraft. “It is mainly large foreign companies, in particular CitiBank, Veling, MCAP. The talks were held in a constructive way. Lessors were sympathetic to the situation faced by the company, and expressed willingness to support her in this difficult moment”, – said the Agency representative of “VIM-Avia”.
“Currently, “VIM-Avia” carries out flights for scheduled flights, and transports passengers from abroad. On the 29th of September, about 30 flights,” said the airline.
The cause of the collapse of the troubled airline, among other things, could be an inefficient use of aircraft, writes in this regard, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
According to Rosaviation, in the company’s fleet of 29 aircraft: 17 wide-body (Boeing 777, Boeing 767 and Airbus 330) and 12 single-aisle (Airbus 319, Boeing 757 and Boeing 737).
The website flightradar24, which tracks the movement of vessels of civil aviation worldwide, calls 28 vessels. According to him, nine aircraft, including four Boeing 777 (the most capacious and expensive), does not fly since at least September 21. This indicates a serious problem and airlines might push her to ruin, said top executives of the two airlines.
The government and market participants agreed to help the passengers. Question taken control of Rosaviation and Ministry of transport. Regular and Charter flights took seven airlines to cover their expenses from the budget will allocate 200 million roubles for financing of evacuation of tourists from abroad will be used from extrabudgetary sources.
Thursday 4 thousand the Russian tourists who were left without opportunity to return home due to issues of “VIM-Avia”, was delivered to Russia on regular and Charter flights, said on Friday at the morning meeting of the crisis staff of the Ministry of transport and Rosaviation.
On 29 September, according to the staff, all flights are mainly for export, but since the tour operators on Thursday were allowed to deliver tourists with paid tours, including the transportation of “VIM-Avia”, to destinations, it is possible that some of them already on Friday will be sent to the tourists of the Russian tour operators.
Recall, September 25, “VIM-Avia” has admitted that she has no financial means to continue and it stops execution of Charter flights. Regular flights are still ongoing. General duty of carrier to creditors, according to Rosaviation, is 7 billion rubles.
All operations of the “VIM-Avia” transferred from Domodedovo in Vnukovo, airport representatives together with “Aeroflot” will also participate in crisis management by the carrier.