Qatar Airways acquires 25 per cent stake in Russia’s third largest airport, Vnukovo International Airport near Moscow. The Airport currently has a stake holding of 74.9 per cent stake by a businessman Vitaly Vantsev and partners and the rest 25 per cent by the state government.
The CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker said on Monday that the deal would expected to be concluded within the next eight weeks, but did not disclose any further details. Since the Government said it is not selling its stake, Qatar Airways may acquire the 25 per cent stake from Vitaly Vantsev.
The Vnukovo International Airport serves around 18 million passengers a year.