Russia’s Anapa International Airport has opened a new 11,800 sq m passenger terminal, which is able to handle 600 passengers per hour. The airport is located near Vityazevo Village in Anapa. With the new terminal, the airport size has increased to 16,500 sq m and total capacity has grown to 1,100 passengers per hour.

The new terminal’s baggage system can handle up to 1,000 pieces of luggage per hour.

Airport operator Basel Aero invested RUB1.4 billion ($23.3 million) in the new terminal. Basel Aero operates several airports in southwestern Russia, including Anapa, Krasnodar, Sochi and Gelendzhik. At the end of 2016, the airport operator said it would invest up to $500 million in developing the company’s assets.

From January-June, its four airports handled 4.5 million passengers, up 14% year-over-year.

Polina Montag-Girmes