Sochi International Airport to Serve More Than 100,000 Passengers During Russia–Africa Summit
Sochi International Airport is prepared for Russia-Africa Summit guests and official delegations.
In accordance with Decree No. 74 of the President of the Russian Federation “On the Organizing Committee for the Preparation and Holding of the Russia–Africa Summit in Russia in 2019 and other Russia–Africa Events” dated 25 February 2019, Sochi will host the Russia-Africa Summit and the Russia-Africa Economic Forum on 23–24 October 2019.
The summit and the forum will be attended by African heads of state, representatives from the Russian, African, and international business community and government agencies, representatives of African integration associations, and the heads of major regional associations and organizations.
Events are being organized by the Roscongress Foundation, and the Russia–Africa Economic Forum is being co-organized by the Russian Export Center and Afreximbank.
Sochi International Airport is prepared to serve more than 100,000 passengers on domestic and international routes during preparation for and the holding of the Russia–Africa Summit and the Russia–Africa Forum, from 21 to 26 October 2019. Furthermore, Sochi Airport plans to provide for approximately 700 take-off and landing operations with a throughput capacity of 2,500 people per hour.
Work has been carried out in Sochi International Airport together with the Roscongress Foundation to organize participant meetings and briefings. Information support for arriving participants and guests of the summit and forum is provided by volunteers who speak foreign languages. A shuttle service to city hotels and the Sirius Park of Science and Art event venue has been organized for summit and forum participants and guests.
Work has been carried out to increase the throughput capacity of border control points and customs clearance for arriving and departing client groups.
Special service halls are especially subject to increased loads during events. Business lounges for domestic and international airlines, designed to simultaneously serve more than 140 and 45 passengers, respectively, are located in the main terminal of the airport. Upon arrival and departure, passenger service will also be organized in the VIP terminal of the airport, with a capacity of 80 passengers per hour.
The Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum will take place on 23–24 October in Sochi at the Sirius Park of Science and Art. The events are being organized by the Roscongress Foundation, and the co-organizers of the Russia–Africa Economic Forum are Russian Export Center and Afreximbank.