Basel Aero Announces Soft Opening of VIP Terminal in Sochi International Airport

Basel Aero, a part of Russia’s industrial diversified group Basic Element, announces a soft opening of the VIP Terminal in the Sochi International Airport. The terminal will be fully operational in late October 2013.

A 4,000-sq.m VIP Terminal with the handling capacity of 80 passengers per hour, will serve its first guests, the participants of the upcoming XII International Investment Forum Sochi-2013.

The terminal’s VIP lounge boasts five conference rooms and a workroom, equipped with desktops connected to Internet and a printer. The VIP Terminal also has a 56-seat common area with catering service provided by The Grand Hotel and Rodina SPA.

The terminal meets the requirements for serving disabled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility.

All the preflight procedures are available in the VIP Terminal, including a check-in and security control. Transfer to the aircraft will be provided by Mercedes official distributor in Russia, Mercedes-Benz RUS, which dispatched ten vehicles for the Sochi International Airport.

The VIP Terminal also comprises a parking lot with 36 parking spaces, a dedicated entrance/exit road and a site for motorcades.

The terminal’s façade was built using environmentally-friendly materials and technologies including energy efficient panoramic windows that help to save energy while using natural light. The interior works were carried out using high-quality materials.

Leonid Sergeev, Basel Aero CEO, says: “A terminal for the most demanding passengers of the Sochi Airport will be fully operational starting from late October, three months before the Olympic Games. It will allow us to brush up all the processes before the Games. We’ll adhere to the international standards of serving VIP passengers and use the best practices of our colleagues from the Changi Airport.”