ST PETERSBURG, Russia, December 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On December 4, 2013 a new Pulkovo Terminal 1 has started operating. Its total area exceeds 110,000 sq. m and it has a maximum capacity of 17 million passengers per year.
In the new terminal there are 88 check-in counters, 110 passport control booths, and 7 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.
On the landside, a four-star Park Inn Hotel by Radisson (215 rooms), a business center, a multilevel parking with 560 spaces, and a parking lot with more than 2300 spaces were built.
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 center and other aerodrome infrastructure facilities were constructed.
Sergey Emdin, CEO, Northern Capital Gateway LLC:
"We simultaneously carried out the construction of the new central passenger terminal and made every effort for the creation of comfortable conditions in the existing terminals. The opening of the new state of the art terminal will provide for high quality services and tight airport security. We are now close to the incarnation of plans for Pulkovo airport to become a major hub in the Baltic region. This will not only provide for an expansion of the territory of flights and stimulate the future growth of Saint Petersburg's tourism market, but will also increase the economic potential of the entire North West region."
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. Project investment totals 1.2 billion euros.
SOURCE Northern Capital Gateway LLC