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Sheremetyevo sells its share in the airport of Vladivostok
OJSC Sheremetyevo International Airport (MASH) wants to sell its stake in Vladivostok airport. A 52,16% stake in Vladivostok International Airport JSC and 74,9% in Vladivostok Terminal CJSC will be put up for sale. The new terminal was built for the APEC summit in September 2012, a total of 6,3 billion rubles were spent on the modernization of the Far Eastern air hub. Moscow airport invested 4,5 billion rubles in the reconstruction project, another 1,8 billion rubles. - funds of Vnesheconombank (VEB).
According to RBC, Basel Aero and Renova are interested in buying a stake in the airport (through their holding, Airports of Regions). "Airports of the regions" intend to participate in the tender for the sale of the airport and will look at the terms of participation, the representative of the holding explained. Basel Aero is also ready to familiarize itself with the terms of the competition, said a company representative.
Sheremetyevo is trying to sell this asset since 2011 year: MASH prepared the terms of the tender for the sale of Vladivostok airport. But the auction did not take place, and the sale was postponed until the APEC summit in September 2012.
Within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2013, VEB, the Far East Development Fund and the Singapore operator Changi Airports International even signed a memorandum on the development of Vladivostok airport. The deal was supposed to take place by the fall of last year, wrote Kommersant. According to RBC, these companies conducted negotiations with Sheremetyevo until early June 2014. However, later Sheremetyevo changed its mind and began accepting applications for open tenders.
So far, Vladivostok airport is unprofitable: at the end of 2013, the net loss from its operations amounted to 194,1 million rubles, according to its annual report. At the same time, 2012 year (year of APEC) was profitable: the airport earned about 839 thousand rubles. According to the results of 2013, Vladivostok Airport served 1,853 million passengers, which is 14% more than in 2012.