Linusz claims SGH Aviation acquires airport illegally

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The Hungarian individual who failed to acquire the assets of a regional airport near Lake Balaton in the fall is now contesting the sale in court, Hungarian news agency MTI reported today.

Imre Linusz, who specialises in assets under liquidation, told the agency that he was contesting the sale with the Zalaegerszeg Court in western Hungary, because he believes that the contract signed with SGH Aviation was illegal on several points.

Linusz, who is reported to be backed by a group of British investors, won the tender for the Sármellék airport – also known as Hévíz-Balaton Airport – assets in July, but failed to pay the HUF 800 mln purchase price on time, according to press reports. The assets were acquired by a competitor, SGH Aviation, which is owned by Gábor Széles, one of Hungary's richest businessmen. 

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