Krasnodar International Airport Accepts First Flydubai-operated Flight

Flydubai performed the first Dubai-Krasnodar flight


flydubai (www.flydubai.com<http://www.flydubai.com>) was founded in 2008.  Since its first flight in 2009, flydubai has built up a destination network of 65 cities with 15 of them have joined since January 2013, introduced flights to 46 cities that have not previously had a direct connection with Dubai or have not been operated by the Dubai-based UAE carriers. flydubai currently has a fleet of more than 31 brand new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft and expects to add additional planes by 2016. flydubai makes a significant contribution to the Dubai’s economic development and assists in implementing Dubai government’s strategy through attracting additional passenger flow from the regions, which lack air services.

 

About Basel Aero

Basel Aero (www.basel.aero<http://www.basel.aero>), founded in 2007, manages the airport assets of the group "Basic Element".  Since June 2012, it is a joint venture that comprises of "Basic Element", OJSC "Sberbank of Russia" and Changi Airports International (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Changi Airport Group).  The "Basel Aero" includes airports in Krasnodar, Sochi, Gelendzhik and Anapa. Airports serving more than 7% of the total passenger traffic in Russia and about 1.5% of the total cargo traffic. One of the major projects of Basel Aero is preparing International Airport for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. In January-July 2013 Basel Aero airports served 4.2 mln passengers,11% more than in the same period in 2012. The development strategy of Basel Aero includes improving operational efficiency of assets and geographic expansion of the business.

 

About Basic Element

 

Basic Element (www.basel.ru<http://www.basel.ru>) is one of the Russia's largest and most dynamic diversified industrial groups. Basic Element's companies are controlled by or are within the scope of business interests of Oleg Deripaska, one of major Russian businessmen. Basic Element through its affiliates owns significant stakes in and operates a number of companies in many segments: Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Construction, Aviation, Agriculture and others. Over 250,000 people work at more than 100 of Group's companies in Russia, the CIS, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Many of them play key roles in their respective market segments in Russia and internationally, including En+ Group, GAZ Group, Glavstroy, Basel Aero and others.

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