Vilnius airport turns to prosecutors

  • 2008-11-21
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS

The airport claims that FlyLAL owes millions of euros in back payments.

VILNIUS 's The VilniusInternationalAirporthas asked the prosecutor generals office to review a claim for millions oflitas the airport holds against FlyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines.

The airport claims that the company has not beentransferring fees collected from departing passengers since late August.

The airport, which claims that FlyLAL owes it over 3 million litas (0.87million euros) in fees, has asked the prosecutors to assess the airline'sactions and its financial situation.

Liudmila Zumeriene, the under-secretary of the Transport and CommunicationsMinistry, told the Baltic News Service that the ministry had asked all licensedair carriers to submit their latest financial statements for the first threequarters of this year.

"It is no secret that conditions are becoming increasingly difficult,but we will know the real situation after we analyze these documents," shesaid.

Vilnius Airport's spokesman said onThursday that FlyLAL owed it more than 4 million litas in regular payments forAugust and September.