The new international airport terminal was inaugurated in Anapa last week.
The project realized by the owner of the city’s air haven, the Basel Aero Company, took into consideration the experience of upgrading of the Sochi International Airport before the Olympic Games 2014.
The distinguished guests of the inauguration ceremony were Basel Aero Director General Leonid Sergeyev, regional Minister of Transport and Road Facilities Anatoli Voronovsky, and Anapa City Deputy Mayor Anzhelika Buzunova.
Speaking at the press conference, Mr. Sergeyev noted that the company shareholders had decided to invest in the construction of a new building of the airport despite current economic difficulties. The works were completed in the shortest possible time: the building was commissioned 15 months after the beginning of the construction, instead of the scheduled 26 months.
“We hastened to open the terminal by the beginning of the active tourist season which as a rule starts in Anapa in mid-July,” said Mr. Sergeyev. “This is when we expect the growth of passenger traffic. For us it was a big event to accomplish the works, because it was our first investment after the Sochi Airport.”
He was also quoted as saying that the necessity to upgrade the old terminal had become apparent several years ago, because Anapa was seen to be growing fast.
The number of tourists coming to the city has been growing accordingly. Since 2012, the passenger traffic has grown by 2.5 times. Only in 2016, the passenger traffic grew by 20% as compared with the previous year, and reached 1,418,000.
The hi-tech design of the new Anapa Air Terminal was developed by Sergei Shvedov’s Architectural Studio, the author of the Sochi Airport. The new terminal is a transformer – the construction of its façades makes it possible to change the panels and paint the building in different colours, depending upon the tasks set.