Sochi International Airport is awarded with the 4-Star Airport Rating
Sochi International Airport has been Certified with the 4-Star Airport Rating by international air transport rating agency Skytrax. The airport is the fourth airport in Russia, CIS and Central Asia to achieve the 4-Star Rating.
Sochi International Airport is in the top-10 Russian airports in terms of domestic traffic and saw passenger numbers increase by 70% in 2021 to 11.1 million. The terminal is 65,000 square meters, and was reconstructed and modernised in 2007-2013, with the airport being the main gateway during the XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2014.
The Managing Director of Sochi International Airport, Sergey Filippov, said: "It is a great honour for our airport to receive such award. It is important to note that we were able to win recognition in extremely difficult environment, providing millions of citizens of Russian Federation comfortable and safe access to the main Russian holiday destination, while maintaining our high standards of services. I would like to congratulate employees of Sochi International Airport for their work during 2021 year and for the contribution in overall success. Airport team has done a great job.
Sochi Airport provides a good customer experience across the product and service areas assessed during the audit, and importantly, the functional operation of the terminal for factors such as security processing, baggage delivery, and onwards transportation is delivering at a strong standard.
The terminal has recently been enhanced with a refurbished shopping and dining zone in the check-in which provides a range of national and international branded outlets, and the airport provides a broad commercial in the departure gate area - with dining choices being particularly good.
Edward Plaisted of Skytrax said: "We are delighted to certify Sochi Airport with the 4-Star Airport Rating recognising the good experience being provided to customers. Whilst passenger numbers have nearly doubled in the last 12 months, the airport maintains many services and facilities that are appealing to the core leisure market, which combines with the critical element of efficiency for departure and arrival."
Rather uniquely for a Russian airport, Sochi has a most appealing outdoor garden courtyard in the departure gate pier which can be used year-round due to the subtropical climate on the Black Sea. In spring and summer, the space is used as an additional bus gate facility, and customers can enjoy al fresco dining, outdoor seating and the fountain water features.
ABOUT SOCHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Sochi International Airport is the gateway to famous Russian resorts and within the top 10 Russian airports in terms of domestic passenger traffic. The terminal size is 65 000 square meters, and was reconstructed and modernised in 2007-2013, with the airport being the main gateway during the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Since 2014 traffic of Sochi increased by3 times. The airport handles more than 40 airlines and serves more than 60 domestic and international destinations. In 2021, Sochi International Airport was ranked 15th in Europe for passenger traffic, and has become 5th airport in Russia by traffic with 11.1 million of passengers.