The owners of «Vim-Avia» fled abroad, confirmed in SK

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Tarasenkova in fotosensibile Boeing 757-200 airline VIM-Avia takes off at the airport Pulkovo in St. PetersburgThe owners of «Vim-Avia» fled abroad, confirmed in SK© RIA Novosti / Alexander Tarasenkova the image Bank

The owners of the airline «VIM-Avia» Rashid and Svetlana Mursekaev fled abroad, said the official representative of the Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko.

According to the source RIA Novosti, after being indicted in absentia arrest of businessmen can declare the international wanted list.

Now in the case of fraud detained the General Director and chief accountant of the company Alexander Kochnev and Ekaterina Panteleeva. In the near future they will bring charges, then the consequence will petition before court about election concerning them a preventive measure.

According to representative SK, the carrier is cooperating with the investigation. The work of «Vim-Avia» continues, in a flight operations and flight safety investigations are not affected.

The situation with delays of flights «VIM-Avia» has become aggravated in the end of last week. The carrier announced a shortage of money for the flights and the closure of Charter flights. The Prosecutor’s office began checking and Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on embezzlement.

The Ministry of transport has agreed with the airports and refueling companies on uninterrupted service of all flights of the airline. Passengers of regular flights will carry up to 15 October. Also, the media reported that the airline will receive 500 million rubles in VAT refunds for the third quarter.