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Pulkovo Terminal 1 announces renovations

5 December 2013

A new Pulkovo Terminal 1 has started operating, with a maximum capacity of 17 million passengers per year.

In the new terminal there are 88 check-in counters, 110 passport control booths, and seven baggage belts, one of which can alternatively handle the luggage of passengers arriving by domestic or international flights. The terminal is equipped with jetways, 45 elevators, and 17 escalators. In compliance with the requirements of a barrier-free environment, the terminal facilities are fully accessible for the people with disabilities.

Restaurants, cafes, bars, duty free, and numerous shops take over 15,400 square meters of the new terminal.

During phase 1 of the Pulkovo Airport development, aprons were renovated, and their total area increased from 250,000 sq.meters to 450,000 sq. meters. A light flight support building, a ground handling base, operational services buildings, two emergency and rescue stations, an energy centre and other aerodrome infrastructure facilities were constructed.

VTB Capital, Fraport AG, and Capelouzos Group constitute the international consortium Northern Capital Gateway (NCG) LLC. On April 29, 2010, Northern Capital Gateway started operational control of Pulkovo Airport. The company´s main tasks are management, development, and reconstruction of the airport. The Pulkovo modernization project is an example of successful public private partnership in Russia implemented without any state budget allocation. Visit


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