Qatar Airways signs MoU to acquire minority stake in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport

    Qatar Airways reportedly signed a MoU to acquire a 25% stake in Moscow Vnukovo Airport (Interfax/Reuters, 26-Mar-2018). The airline has eight weeks to finalise the agreement. Russia‘s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) stated (27-Mar-2018) the acquisition of a 25% stake in Moscow Vnukovo Airport by Qatar Airways would require an application to FAS. The application would also be considered by Russia’s Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment. FAS Deputy Head Andrey Tsyganov said FAS welcomes the proposed deal and expects it to be beneficial to the national economy. [more – original PR – Russian]