Nordavia reported on raider attack by offshore structure
The Seychelles company is connected with businessman Dmitry Chertok.
Air carrier Nordavia reported on an attempted raider seizure by World Best Trade Ltd (WBT), registered in the Seychelles. In 2016, this off-shore was assigned to the debt of the airline in the amount of more than 180 million dollars and 1.25 billion rubles ($21.9m). At the moment, WBT requires early repayment of debts, otherwise threatening the court. This is reported by IA RNS.
According to the representatives of the air carrier, the offshore company is connected with businessman Dmitry Chertok (the full namesake of son of Rostransnadzor Deputy Head Vladimir Chertok, who oversees aviation). According to Nordavia's employees, this way the businessman is trying to gain control over the company. The airline believes that the claims are not justified, and the debt has accumulated over the past 10 years from the financial assistance provided by the shareholders. In addition, there is an agreement under which the debt of Nordavia should be returned to the air carrier, and Chertok's signature stands on this document.
Employees of the press service of Nordavia said that now a full-fledged information war has been launched against the company, the purpose of which is to discredit "the reputation of the leading air carrier in the North-West of the country". They noted that Nordavia became an example of how a competent management can turn a non-core asset into a lucrative business - in 2016, the air carrier demonstrated a serious increase in financial performance.
It should be noted that Dmitry Chertok repeatedly represented Nordavia, in particular, at a press conference on tourism in the Murmansk region.
Nordavia is part of the Sky Invest group of businessman Sergey Kuznetsov. The air carrier carries out flights to more than 30 different airports both within Russia and abroad. The company owns nine Boeing 737 aircraft