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Airport News

Russia's Anapa Airport is set to open a new $15.5 million state-of-the-art terminal within the next two years.

It is expected to become reality in 2015 following the city's decision to sign an agreement with Basel Aero – part of Russia’s Basic Element Group – to build the new 9,000sqm complex.

Operator, Basel Aero, will fund the project as part of its commitment to upgrading the infrastructure of the Southern Russia gateway.

Under the terms of its agreement with the city, the new two-storey facility, capable of handling up to 700 passengers per hour, will be constructed near the existing terminal area.

According to Basel Aero, it will serve domestic airlines, allowing the existing 5,000sqm passenger terminal to become a dedicated facility for international traffic.

The terminal will boast energy-efficient technology (solar batteries), environmentally-friendly materials and the latest safety and security systems and technologies, claims Basel Aero.

Other features are set to include a number of news shops and restaurants, a business lounge and a playground for kids.

When complete, Anapa Airport will have tripled in size in terms of passenger facilities and be equipped to accommodate up to 1,100 passengers per hour.

Basel Aero CEO, Leonid Sergeev, enthuses: “The expansion of the airport is of major significance for all Russians who prefer domestic resorts, and Anapa in particular, as a comfortable recreation place for families.

"The airport’s blueprint will be completed by the end of 2013 with construction starting in 2014.”

Anapa Mayor, Sergey Sergeev, comments: “Anapa is a major resort for Russian families visited by over three million people annually, and we expect growth in demand for tourist services.

"As a result of the expected growth, the capacity of our transportation infrastructure needs to be increased and the quality of services improved."

In addition to Anapa, Basel Aero operates Sochi, Krasnoda and Gelendzhik airports in Russia.