ASMO has cancelled the recovery of the Ministry of Finance 374 million rubles in favor of Aeroflot.
Arbitration court of the Moscow region reversed the earlier decision, according to which the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is obliged to pay the airline «Aeroflot» 374 million rubles.
Was satisfied the cassation appeal of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
«Aeroflot» has submitted the claim to the Ministry of Finance, and demanded to pay the money that the airlines contribute to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, which shall be paid in accordance with the law On additional social security of members of flight crews of aircrafts of civil aviation of 27 November 2001.
In December 2010, the law was amended to increase the amount of payments from January 1, 2010. In this regard, Aeroflot had to pay the difference, which appeared due to the adoption of the amendments. In 2013, the airline appealed to the constitutional court of Russia, demanding to recognize these fees as unconstitutional.
Russia’s constitutional court recognized the amendment is not relevant to the fundamental law of the country.
Then claims to the Ministry of Finance began to bring other carriers. In total, the Ministry has been sued for the sum about 1 billion roubles. In almost all cases the courts ruled in favor of the airlines.
However, in may, the Supreme court changed the approach to the resolution of these disputes.
Russia’s Supreme court overturned the court decision made in favor of «Donavia». The panel of the court then referred to the definition of the constitutional court from 8 December 2015, stating that the previous decision of the constitutional court did not provide for the recovery of the authorities of the amount overpaid to the pension Fund contributions.