AeroSvit hopes to resume flights to Sheremetyevo airport after next payment

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Dec. 13, 2012, 12:13 p.m. | Business — by Interfax-Ukraine

Aerosvit, a Ukrainian airline, hopes to resume flights to Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, on the evening of Dec. 13. These were blocked due to the airline's debts.
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AeroSvit Airline is preparing to send a next payment to the Sheremetyevo airport as a part of the debt payment schedule proposed earlier, and hopes to resume flights to Moscow from Thursday evening, reads an airline's report issued late on Wednesday.

The report says that now the company canceled all flights on December 12, 2012 and morning and day flights on December 13 to Moscow from Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk, as well as return flights to the Ukrainian cities.

AeroSvit said that the airline continues negotiating with the Sheremetyevo airport's leadership on the resumption of Kyiv-Moscow-Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk-Moscow-Dnipropetrovsk flights, and noted that the company had settled disputes on using air space in Russia, as well as its liabilities to airports in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Rostov on the Don.

The document also says that the company is using its own procedure for servicing the passengers of the canceled flights, irrespective of the airport involved. The procedure foresees the re-registration of air tickets at the airline's expense to flights of partner airlines, and servicing the passengers of canceled and delayed flights. Passengers of canceled flights can get refunds at the place where they bought their tickets.

AeroSvit thanked Sheremetyevo airport for its help in servicing passengers in line with the current agreement and for sending three passengers to Ukraine at the airport's expense.

As reported, the Sheremetyevo International Airport from 0000 Moscow time on December 11, 2012 stopped servicing the flights of AeroSvit due to the airline's having debts.

The Russian airport said that the total debt of the Ukrainian airline to OJSC Sheremetyevo International Airport, TZK Sheremetyevo and AeroMASH-Aviation Security exceeds 165.5 million rubles.

AeroSvit usually flies to Sheremetyevo International Airport six times a day, including four flights on the Kyiv-Moscow-Kyiv route and two flights on the Dnipropetrovsk-Moscow-Dnipropetrovsk route.

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