Gelendzhik, the first new civilian airport to be built in Russia in 25 years, commenced commercial operations in June. The airport is a Public-Private Partnership led by Basel Aero, which already operates airports in Krasnodar, Sochi, Gelendzhik and Anapa. The group's airports handled 3.5 million passengers in 2009, or about 9% of Russian airports’ throughput. Russian airlines including Aeroflot, Rossiya, Ural Airlines, UTair, Gazpromavia, Avianova and Atlant-Soyuz already are ...

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