Former General Director of «VIM-Avia» Kononenko headed «Aerobratsk»

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Tarasenkova in fotobiennale VIM-Avia has stopped Charter flights. archival photoFormer General Director of «VIM-Avia» Kononenko headed «Aerobratsk»© RIA Novosti / Alexander Tarasenkova the image Bank

Former General Director of «VIM-Avia» Vyacheslav Kononenko was appointed head of the airline «Aerobratsk», based on which it is planned to create a new airline, told RIA Novosti press-service of «VIM-Avia».

«Aerobratsk» is based in Bratsk (Irkutsk oblast). The company includes the airline and the operator of the airport of Bratsk. Under the control of «VIM-Avia» the company moved in April 2017.

«VIM-Avia» in October of last year, ceased operations due to financial problems. Its accounts payable, according to Rosaviation, is about 10 billion rubles. The air operator certificate of the carrier is suspended.

«The General Director of JSC «Airport Bratsk» appointed Vyacheslav Kononenko. Until recently he held the position of General Director of «VIM-Avia», previously Deputy General Director for operating activities of OJSC «Transaero airlines», — reported in the press service of «VIM-Avia».

The plan with the revival of the grid of flights on the basis of «Aerobratsk» was proposed to the Ministry of transport in December 2017, concept and financial calculations were studied by the expert community. According to the plan, the new airline will not be burdened with multiple debts «VIM-Avia», and the financial model is attracting investors needs to become more efficient. The main objective of Kononenko to the new work place will be the launch of regular flights on the basis of the current air operator certificate of airline «the Airport Bratsk» in three main areas — the Russian far East, China and Central Asian countries.

This is the second recovery plan is «VIM-Avia». The first was submitted to the Ministry of transport and Rosaviation businessman Boris Karlov. However, according to the Ministry of transportation, this plan does not solve the problems of the airline.

Former General Director of «VIM-Avia» Kononenko headed «Aerobratsk»© RIA Novosti / Vitaly POLICEMANS aviators

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