Krasnodar airport’s new complex will serve both domestic and international flights. Credit: JSC "Krasnodar International Airport".
The new terminal will serve up to 6.5 million passengers a year. Credit: JSC "Krasnodar International Airport".
The ground floor of the new terminal complex will have a self-check-in zone for passengers. Credit: JSC "Krasnodar International Airport".
The airport features three runways. Credit: JSC "Krasnodar International Airport".

Krasnodar International Airport in Krasnodar, Russia, is set to build a new terminal to better serve the growing passenger numbers.

The airport serves the Krasnodar Territory, a federal constituent entity located in the southern part of Russia. Situated 12km away from Krasnodar city centre, the airport has the second-highest passenger traffic figures in southern Russia.

JSC Krasnodar International Airport, the operator of the airport, is in the process of selecting a contractor for the design of the proposed terminal. The design work is expected to begin by the end of May 2020 and site preparation works are scheduled later in the year. The operator expects to receive project approval from state regulator Glavgosexpertiza in April 2021.

To be developed with an estimated investment of more than RUR18bn ($242.91m), the new terminal is projected to handle more than 6.5 million passengers annually.

The airport served more than 4.3 million passengers and 7,700t of cargo and mail between January and November 2019.

Krasnodar International Airport master plan

The airport completed the preparation of the master plan for the new airport complex in December 2019.

The master plan also includes the construction of taxiways and apron, as well as the construction and relocation of navigation infrastructure such as control tower and radar equipment. A new road will be built connecting the new airport complex with the Temryuk-Krasnodar-Kropotkin highway.

The airport development is a part of the ten-year socio-economic development strategy of Krasnodar. It involves the construction of access roads to the terminal and optimal transport logistics.

The concept development of the complex has been completed. Scheduled to be implemented until 2042, the subsequent stages of the project are under development to provide transport modelling of the region next to the airport.

New airport complex details

Krasnodar airport’s new terminal will be developed as a three-storey airport complex, which will be spread over 70,000m². Each floor of the building will occupy around 25,000m².

The ground floor will feature ticket offices, space to store luggage, first-aid post, an arrival and baggage reclaim hall, a luggage compartment, and areas for shops and cafes. It will also include a check-in area, including a self-check-in zone for passengers.

The first floor will house infrastructure for transfer passengers and business rooms, child playroom, and border and customs service areas.

Passenger lounges will be located on the second floor, while designated areas will be created for business class passengers and priority pass cardholders. Additional facilities will include catering and shopping areas, a screening area, and infrastructure for border and customs control.

The building will be equipped with ten telepaths and will serve passengers and aircraft of both domestic and international airlines. Passenger evacuation facilities will also be part of the building.

The terminal will increase the airport capacity to 2,600 passengers and serve up to 30 take-off and landing operations per hour. It will be supported by the construction of supplementary infrastructure, including service buildings, storage rooms, repair shops, and garages.

Other developments at the airport

The airport will also witness the construction of a multimodal transport terminal, which is expected to be completed by 2023.

The departure waiting area will be expanded and the business lounge is planned to be relocated to the second floor in the current domestic terminal. Additional seats will be created to improve passenger comfort and three check-in desks will be installed.

The VIP terminal was renovated with upgrades to the meeting and waiting rooms. It also included fountain modernisation and the creation of additional recreation area.

Krasnodar International Airport existing facilities

Krasnodar International Airport is named in honour of Empress Catherine II. It currently serves over 40 airlines and nearly 56 destinations and also houses a hotel, medical facilities, and catering service.

The airport terminal building also features rooms, café, shops, and pharmacy to serve the needs of passengers.

A cargo terminal spanning more than 3,000m² land serves both arrival and departure goods, and short-term storage of goods. It has the capacity to serve approximately 8,000t of cargo every year. The airport’s annual passenger traffic is expected to increase to 6-10 million passengers by 2030.


The Krasnodar international airport features three runways which are capable of accommodating Boeing 737, 767, and Airbus A319, A320, A330 aircraft.

The first concrete 05C/23C runway is 2,400m long, while the second 05L/23R asphalt runway is 2,200m long. Opened in June 2017, the third concrete runway is 3,000m long and 60m wide.

Contractors involved

SIGNI GROUP, NACO, and Changi Airports International together developed the technical task for developing the airport complex’s design documentation. The airport is working with the companies on the new terminal project.