Russia’s VTB Bank has filed a bankruptcy motion against VIM Avia, TASS news agency reported quoting court documents.
Reasons for the claim were not disclosed, but VIM Avia said in a statement that it recognized its debt to the bank, adding it will not impact carrier operations.
Boeing has begun discussions with Russian airlines about potential changes in their fleet development due to the downturn in the country's economy, Bloomberg reported, quoting Boeing VP-global sales John Wojick.
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has suspended the air operator’s certificate (AOC) for Bugulma-based Ak Bars Aero airline. CEO Petr Trubayev had asked aviation authorities to temporarily suspend the airline’s AOC for the winter period due to declining passenger numbers.