Holding Roman Trotsenko “Novaport” has entered into a joint-stock capital airport in Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo) and Mineral Waters. This became known on Wednesday during a working visit to Kaliningrad oblast first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. Trotsenko presented the member of the Cabinet of Ministers the report on the done work in the village, which is under renovation ahead of the football world Cup 2018, writes RBC.

“In August we turn in the project for examination. By October, I hope we get a positive conclusion,” – said Trotsenko Shuvalov, noting that currently, the airport employs 200 people. According to him, the project will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017. In response, Shuvalov called the “good news” the fact that “Novaport” became the owner of Khrabrovo.

Until recently, Kaliningrad airport included holding “Aeroinvest” owned by a Senator from Kabardino-Balkaria and former President of the Republic Arsen Kanokov.

According to the Agency “Interfax”, the reconstruction, in which there is expansion of the terminal takes place in the framework of the preparation of Kaliningrad to host matches of the world championship on football of 2018. Is the reconstruction of runway extension up to 3.3 km and the construction of high-speed taxiways.

The newspaper “Vedomosti”, in its turn, writes that the acquisition of “Novaport” Kaliningrad airport was closed only a week ago. It is reported that the holding company acquired a 100% stake.

Reporters noted that the initiator of the transaction was the company “Aeroinvest”. One of the reasons, according to the interlocutor of the edition, could be the fact that the company could not cope with the reconstruction of the airport for the 2018 world Cup, has lagged behind schedule, which caused discontent among Federal and regional officials.

The airport network “Novaport” was established in 2002, on a parity basis belongs to the group of companies AEON Corporation and investment holding Meridian Capital (Kazakhstan). Currently, the company operates the airports of Novosibirsk (“Tolmachevo”), Barnaul, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Chita, Astrakhan, Chelyabinsk, Volgograd, Perm, Tyumen and Murmansk. By the end of 2015, the total passenger traffic of the airports of the group amounted to 11 million passengers.

The owner of novaporta Roman Trotsenko from 2012 to 2015 was led by the Swiss “daughter” of “Rosneft” Rosneft Overseas, and earlier, as the newspaper “Kommersant”, was the Advisor to the head of the state company Igor Sechin.

Airport “Khrabrovo” is located 17 kilometers from Kaliningrad. In 2013, work is underway in two areas: the reconstruction of airfield facilities and passenger terminal. After the reconstruction the area of the air terminal will be about 40 thousand square meters, the airport can serve up to 5 million passengers per year. In 2015 the volume of passenger traffic amounted to more than 1.5 million, reminds RIA “Novosti”.

A former aide to Sechin became the owner of the airport in Kaliningrad 07.07.2016

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