Sochi International Airport is one of the largest air hubs in Russia and one of the five leading airports in the country by the number of passengers served.

The airport became the "Air Gates" for the 22nd Winter Olympic Games, Russian Grand Prix, the World Choir Games, the International Investment Forum, the "Russia-ASEAN" International Summit, the New Wave Music Festival, the Military War Games, the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the CIS Foreign Ministers Council meeting, and the 3rd International Grand Prix Rezept-Sport Wheelchair Half Marathon. The airport is equipped with all the necessary facilities to service passengers with disabilities.

In the summer of 2018, Sochi airport will become an "Air Gate" for thousands of guests and participants in the FIFA World Cup.
Today, Sochi Airport is one of the most modern, comfortable and busiest airports in Russia. Like airports in Krasnodar, Anapa and Gelendzhik, it is a part of Basel Aero holding company, owned by Oleg Deripaska, which was founded ten years ago. From 2007 to 2013, the airport was reconstructed and modernised, increasing the capacity by 1.5 times.

According to the results of 2016, Sochi International Airport has served about 5.3 million passengers (an increase of 29%), and in the summer peak traffic figures reached 30,000 people a day. Forty airlines operate their regular and charter flights from Sochi, and the airport’s route network includes 60 domestic and international destinations of such alliances as SkyTeam, Star Alliance and Oneworld. The "Open Skies regime provides further possibilities for the development of the airport international route network.

"Open Skies"

Since 19 October 2014, the "Open Skies" regime operates at Sochi International Airport, removing all restrictions on the foreign airlines’ flight operations, allowing them to operate transit flights between third countries through the landing in the Olympic capital, with the possibility to take on board new passengers in Sochi.

About Sochi

Sochi is an all-season resort that has many attractions: the Black Sea with its amazing beaches and bays; the Caucasus mountains with national parks, waterfalls, lakes and meadows; the ski resort "Krasnaya Polyana", the Olympic Park, casinos, chapels, monasteries, summer residences of the country’s leaders – and much more.

Products and services


  • Two runways: 2,890m x 45m and 2,500m x 49m
  • Taxiway network with a total length over 4,000m
  • 78 parking stands for Boeing 747-400 and smaller aircraft
  • 24 movements an hour
  • The apron is designed for the parking of 78 aircrafts of various types, including the Boeing 747-400, Airbus a330 and IL-96-300
  • Toyota Production System (TPS), consultancy and business solutions
  • Self-serve solutions (self-service check-in kiosks, web-check-in, drop-off, re-print counters)
  • Non-aero products and services
  • The modern airport terminal area of 65,000m2
  • three sectors: two domestic, one international.

Self-serve solutions (self-service check-in kiosks, web-check-in, drop-off, re-print counters)

  • IATA STB programme implementation
  • Self-service check-in kiosks
  • Mobile check-in device
  • Personal computers for online check-in
  • Sochi airport actively informs and promotes.

Improving passenger experience

  • Accessible environment
  • €1 million was invested in new facilities
  • For people with disabilities:
    – dedicated check-in counters
    – dedicated elevators
    – special sound equipment for hearing-impaired
    – special maps and navigation signs for visual-impaired.

Non-aero products and services

  • 39 retail outlets with a wide range of products
  • 15 catering points
  • Unique: Local wine boutique farm shop with local food. Imaginarium toy store with playground for children.

Ground and passenger handling

  • 60 domestic and international destinations
  • 40 airlines operate scheduled and charter flights
  • New aircraft handling technologies are implemented, reducing the processing time by up to 30 minutes
  • "Open Skies" regime operates at the airport.

Airlines incentive scheme

In order to stimulate the traffic growth and provide passengers with a greater choice of destinations and flights, we offer: bonuses for new comers; new destinations; recommencing unique scheduled (regular) flights; long-haul, high-frequency flights, and frequency increase of flights from/to Sochi airport. Every newcomer as well as airlines operating flights on a regular basis and opening new destinations from (to) Basel Aero airports have an advantage to get marketing support.