KIEV, January 10 (Itar-Tass) — Ukraine’s AeroSvit Airlines has cancelled 15 flights.
Aircraft from Donetsk, Odessa, Simferopol, Baku and Minsk will not make a landing at Kiev’s airport. Airliners will not fly to Donetsk, Odessa, Simferopol, Minsk, Stockholm, Warsaw and Tel Aviv, Beijing and Tashkent. Flights from Goa and Bangkok are being delayed till 10 p.m.
AeroSvit Airlines, which faces financial difficulties, cancelled several flights from the international airport of Borispol, the airport’s press service told Itar-Tass.
Flights to Simferopol, Warsaw, Minsk, Athens, Yerevan, Bucharest, Donetsk and Odessa were cancelled. Eight flights from Prague, Simferopol, Minsk, Bucharest, Donetsk, Athens, Odessa and Yerevan were also cancelled. Hundreds of passengers could not fly off from other cities. Representatives of AeroSvit Airlines explain the situation by the fact that its planes are given up service due to the debt.
Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov demanded Ukrainian officials should study the situation in one of the largest airliners – AeroSvit Airlines.
“We have no right to admit the private company’s problems to cause damage to the interests of thousands of our and foreign citizens,” Azarov said at a government.
“The fact that AeroSvit passengers became hostages of the unhealthy situation is absolutely unacceptable. It is necessary to interfere in this situation,” the prime minister said.
AeroSvit Airlines cancelled the flight to Bucharest from Kiev and the flight to Kiev from Bucharest. The flight to Yerevan from Kiev and back has been also cancelled. Last Tuesday the company cancelled eight flights arrival and nine local and foreign flights.
On December 29, 2012, upon considering a petition from the foresaid air company, the Arbitration Court of the Kiev Region launched the court proceedings in the bankruptcy of the air company. Meanwhile, the court ruled to launch the procedure of the AeroSvit property crisis management. The court hearings are scheduled at a preparatory court session on January 23.