Businessman Roman Trotsenko bought two Russian airport

Mineralnye Vody Airport

Holding “Novaport” the businessman Roman Trotsenko has acquired two regional airports — in Kaliningrad and Mineral waters. This is stated in the press release received by the editors RBC. Previously both assets were part of the holding company “Aeroinvest” belonging to the Senator and former President of Kabardino-Balkaria Arsen Kanokov. The transaction price was not disclosed.

“We have signed the terms and conditions of entering the Russian airport holding Novaport” in the share capital of two Russian airports in Kaliningrad and Mineral waters. Currently being finalized the final documents and the process of closing the transaction,” — said in a press release.

That Trotsenko has acquired the first asset — Khrabrovo airport in Kaliningrad, it became known on Wednesday morning. This was during a working trip to Kaliningrad, said first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, who had explored the objects for the world championship on football in this city will take part of the matches of the 2018 world Cup). Trotsenko, who accompanied the official, promised him that 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.

After that, the source in “Novaport” has informed the newspaper “Vedomosti” that we are talking about buying 100% Khrabrovo airport. And the size of the share in the airport of Mineralnye Vody, which went to holding, representative Trotsenko failed to clarify, answering the question of RBC.

Another interviewee, “Vedomsti” argues that the initiator of the sale by Aeroinvest. In the case of Khrabrovo one of the reasons, he said, could be the fact that the previous owner could not cope with the reconstruction of the airport to the world Cup, has lagged behind schedule, which caused discontent among Federal and regional officials.

Mineralnye Vody airport is the largest in the North Caucasus Federal district and occupies the 13th place in Russia, passenger traffic last year reached almost 2 million people. Kaliningrad airport at 19, last year he went through 1.5 million people.

In holding “Novaport” said that to prepare for the championship in the village reconstruction and expansion of the terminal, reconstruction of runways, construction of high-speed taxiways, reconstruction of the apron for 24 aircraft Parking and other facilities.

“Novaport” brings together ten regional airports (excluding Kaliningrad, Mineralnye Vody). The largest of them is Tolmachevo in Novosibirsk — at the end of 2015, ranked eighth in passenger traffic, taking 3.7 million people. The owner of novaporta Roman Trotsenko from 2012 to 2015 was led by the Swiss “daughter” of “Rosneft” Rosneft Overseas, and previously, wrote the newspaper “Kommersant”, was the Advisor to the head of the state company Igor Sechin.

Previously, “Novaport” in partnership with “Rosneft” has expressed interest in buying the Moscow Domodedovo airport. Holding needed the airport complex and oil company — fuel handling infrastructure. The negotiations were conducted in 2013 (when the terminal was the largest in Russia), the asset was estimated at $4.8 billion As told RBC a source familiar with the negotiations, to $3,315 billion was willing to provide the savings Bank. But the deal fell through when representatives Trotsenko suggested to transfer a Deposit of $100 million, but this was not done, told RBC a source close to the negotiations.

During the St. Petersburg international economic forum in June 2016 Trotsenko said the Agency RNS, that maintains interest in Domodedovo, but initiates negotiations before the owner of Dmitry Mason will be released from house arrest (Mason released last Friday, 1 July).