The airport, run by Basel Aero, was founded on 10 December, 1945. It is in the top ten Russian airports in terms of the number of passengers handled. During the ten months of 2013, Sochi International Airport served 2.1 mln passengers, 12% more than in the same period last year. About 235,000 passengers were served on international routes (32% more year-over-year) and almost 1.8 mln – on domestic ones (10% more year-over-year). A total of 2,656 tonnes of cargo and mail was processed in January-October. The airport has been recognized as the best regional airport at the III annual forum “Development of Russia and CIS airports - 2013”, held by Adam Smith Conference.
About Basel Aero
Basel Aero (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-August 2013 Basel Aero airports served almost 5 mln passengers, 12% 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) 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.
Sochi International Airport introduces new cutting-edge technologies and services that will contribute to the unique Olympic welcome for 6,000 athletes and members of the National Olympic Committees...
Basel Aero, a part of Russia’s industrial diversified group Basic Element, announces successful testing of a temporary Games terminal (Terminal D) in Sochi International Airport, the main gateway...
Terminal D, built specially for handling Olympic athletes and fan groups, served the first passengers on Thursday. The Games Terminal will handle 6,000 athletes and team members from around 85...
Basel Aero soft opening of VIP Terminal in Sochi International Airport