6 December 2013
Fraport and its partners in the Northern Capital Gateway consortium that manages and develops Pulkovo Airport said they started test mode operations at the new passenger Terminal-1 on December 4 at Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Initially, the phased transfer of operations to Terminal-1 involves flights of home-base carrier Rossiya Airlines. Later, more flights will be relocated to the new Terminal-1.
The new terminal can accommodate up to 17 million passengers per year and offers a total of 110,000 square meters of space, including some 13,500 square meters for retail and restaurant zones. Developed by Grimshaw Architects of the U.K., the terminal´s design reflects characteristic features of St. Petersburg´s historical buildings and landscape.
The Northern Capital Gateway consortium has a 30-year concession for managing and developing Pulkovo Airport. Along with the new terminal, the first construction phase includes expanding apron areas, modernizing existing infrastructure and adding a hotel and business centre.