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Old February 5th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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LED | St.Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

New Terminal at Pulkovo

In 2006 government of Saint Petersburg approved the general plan of Pulkovo airport development till 2025 year. Realization of the project began on February, 2007 with announcement of the international contest for development of the architectural decision for new passenger terminal of the airport, development of adjacent infrastructure and complex airdrom modernization.

Four architectural bureaus took part in the competition, project of the British company Grimshaw & Partners Ltd. was chosen as a winner. Grimshaw have been chosen to design the new 450 million euro Pulkovo Airport.

Сarrying capacity of the airport will be essentially increased, it will help to increase passenger traffic, to open new domestic and international flights, to extend flow of transfer passengers, to realize the newest airport technologies and will help large interchange node – hub. Re-construction project includes the use of high international standards of safety and technical equipment of the airport, modern check-in procedures, customs legalization and passport control.

With introduction of the new terminal in 2013 Pulkovo airport will become one of the leading modern air transport nodes in Northern Europe.

“The city’s heritage and its future have come together in the design of the new terminal project and Grimshaw’s uniquely designed roof is inspired by St Petersburg’s historical architecture. We believe that Grimshaw’s terminal building will not only become a new St Petersburg landmark, but also a comfortable and functional facility,” said Konyashchenkov, Pulkovo’s deputy director.

NACO BV (Netherlands Airport Consultants) provided specialist expertise with the functionality of the terminal, civil engineering and the landside commercial area. Martin Hill, NACO’s manager of architectural engineering and planning, said: “Terminal functionality is a crucial element in promoting a positive passenger experience and functional aspects have been given high priority in the design process.”

As a newcomer to Russia, the Grimshaw team was able to capture and portray the spirit of the city within the designs. Mark Middleton is a partner at Grimshaw Architects and has headed the Pulkovo Airport project. As Middleton explained, the new roof and envelope has been designed with sustainability in mind, to provide the greatest protection from extreme snowfall in winter and to make the best use of low natural light. “We studied the city of St Petersburg very carefully and tried to respond to the local climate as much as possible. We designed a flat roof, with thin roof lights and reflectors to guild the light,” he said.

The internal layout of the new terminal consists of well-defined zones, connected by individual walkways that resemble the city’s layout of islands and bridges. The cultural influence is strengthened by a sculpture-lined boulevard, which forms the airport gateway and is reminiscent of St Petersburg’s Grand Avenue..

The masterplan represents and responds to the climate and heritage of St Petersburg. The striking new terminal roof and envelope are designed to accommodate the extremes of climate experienced by the city. The most prominent of these are the heavy snowfalls experienced in winter. The roof is created from a series of 18m bays, which effectively act as large hoppers, shallow enough not to encourage gathering snow, but deep enough to provide effective drainage. The drains are located directly above the roof's supportive columns to ensure that the greatest snow load is concentrated on the area of maximum structural support. The roof lights are positioned above the datum line to give them the greatest protection from blanketing snow and to enable them to make optimal use of the low angle natural light.

Pulkovo Airport should act as a gateway to both St Petersburg and Russia, while reflecting the city it serves. Therefore, the internal layout of the new terminal consists of well-defined and separate zones connected by individual walkways to echo the external layout of islands and bridges which make up the city. These grand, open rooms are analogous with the many civic spaces found in St Petersburg, emphasising the airport's role as the first and last great public space of the city.

This emphasis is carried through into the Airport City masterplan. This focuses on the sculpture lined boulevard which forms the Airport Gateway. It is reminiscent of St. Petersburg's Grand Avenue, and terminates in a large square which will represent the past, present and future of St Petersburg through a series of pavilions. St Petersburg's heritage is embodied here by a series of sculptures representing the city's key emblems, the sceptre, river anchor and sea anchor. The placement of these symbols is such that they can be viewed individually, or together as a vista from the Grand Avenue entrance to create the crest of St Petersburg.

This square fronts the 1950s old terminal to create a heritage quarter, providing a complement and contrast to the second half of the Airport City. This consists of a series of new buildings, known as The Wedge, to provide a service and business park to the airport. The stepped buildings preserve the viewing corridor from the old terminal and approach road to the new terminal, allowing the impressive roof to be viewed unobscured on approach from most directions.

Strategy for hub status by 2020

“Our priority is to attract new airlines that are able to operate regular long-haul flights to St Petersburg from Japan, the US, Asia Pacific and the Middle East,” said Konyashchenkov.

The opening of the new terminal will lift the airport’s reputation considerably on an international level, explained Middleton. “The development is a quantum leap and could easily hold its own among the world’s top airports. I think the future for St Petersburg is bright; Pulkovo could take some of the business away from Helsinki, as a big hub, as well as traffic from Asia.”

NACO agrees that the new terminal will prove crucial to Pulkovo’s long-term strategy to grow its global routes. “Improving the airport’s infrastructure and providing a higher level of services will make it possible for Pulkovo to become a new gateway to Russia, making it more attractive to airlines. It will set the conditions for St Petersburg to expand its international aviation network,” said Hill.












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Old February 5th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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It looks quite nice. Russia is really a booming country and it seems to me that Russia is trying to get back what they have lost in the 1990s
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Old February 5th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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Among other projects there were really beautiful american, german and russian architectural concepts, but the winner is a british project still, well its better than current airport anyway and i hope it will look more great in real life!

Kaitak747, russian airports are still not in a great condition, but day by day they are getting more modern and nice, for example terminals at Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg or Sochi, its not bad anymore, so in few years i believe russian airports can have its 2d birthday.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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LED is rather rough compared with SVO...
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Old February 26th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #5
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When shall the new terminal start operation? Can't find a date anywhere.
The graphics look realy nice. Though the current international terminal is not to bad at all when at the same time max. 3 A/C are handled.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #6
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Thx for the pix. The 2nd image seems to show a different proposal though, with an oscillating instead of the to-be-build scraggy roof. The latter btw. kind of resembles the roofs of the Oktyabrskaya railroad btw, which can be found in the modern building of Moskovsky Vokzal as well as the platform roofs (same as on the southern end of the line - Leningradsky Vokzal in Moscow):
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Old February 27th, 2011, 11:37 AM   #7
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The design is really nice. However, considering the growth rates of Russian airports and the fact that St. Petersburg is the second largest city of the country, I'm actually a bit surprised by the small size. In total I count just 12 airbridges, which means that it probably already reaches its capacity limit 5 years after it opens.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #8
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baepoudr, new terminal will be opened in 2013.

Dase, yes you are right, it it the same project, but it was changed due to heavy snowfalls in Russia. The roof on a 2d pic was not enough reliable for our climate conditions, thats why architects changed it on request.

[email protected], now Petersburg serves only around 8 million pax a year, proposed capacity for new terminal is 14 million, so i think its quite okay And development strategy is up to year 2025, so i think in case of a big growth its not hard to enhance it. And i have counted 19 airbridges on a first pic )

This will be the only terminal in the city, current terminal 2 will not be used after constructing this new airport on a base of terminal 1. Airport will also be connected with a city center, by Aeroexpress trains and express tram.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #9
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Well, if there shouldn't be enough capacity, then old satellites on the apron could be rebuild, or the tunnels be used for a complete new satellite peer on the apron.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #10
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Yes true, satellite is really possible, because they have existing tunnels, so just a new satellite building is needed and no problem )

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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:20 PM   #11
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Construction site can be seen right of the LED1 terminal


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Old August 31st, 2011, 02:26 PM   #12
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VTB to invest in St. Petersburg aeroexpress

Ltd. “Aeroexpress” reached an agreement with VTB-Capital on the financing of the construction of the line Aeroexpress from the airport “Pulkovo” to the Baltic Railway Station in St. Petersburg.

“Company” Aeroexpress “which will act as a partner and operator Aeroexpress between St. Petersburg and the airport” Pulkovo “, reached an agreement with VTB-Capital on the establishment of rail operator,” – noted the official. According to him, “Aeroexpress” and VTB will create a SPV-company (Special purpose vehicle, or “project company” created to implement a project or for a specific purpose – approx. BakuToday ), in which “the participation of VTB will be, particularly in attracting the necessary funding.”

Chichkanov said that the cost of the project with the construction of the viaduct and the road itself from Baltic Station to “Pulkovo” will cost about 7-8 billion rubles, plus 1 billion to build terminals for Aeroexpress. The official explained that “Aeroexpress” reached an agreement with VTB part of its stake in the project – 1 billion for terminals, “Railways”, as stated earlier, will pay the rest amount for the construction of the road.

In addition, under the SPV-VTB will be responsible for keeping to schedule and start-up line and reach the minimum parameters of passenger traffic, which will be held at the airport. Alex Chichkanov also stressed that the volume of passenger traffic in “Pulkovo” is growing every year, and already above those figures, which were expected. “The volume of passenger traffic this year could reach 10 million passengers in 2010, it was 8 million.”

An important detail of the project is the need to build a viaduct over Highway Pulkovskoe 1 km. According to the project trains of 6-10 cars will go non-stop from one point to another, the total journey time will be up to 30 minutes.

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Old September 1st, 2011, 08:03 PM   #13
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[email protected], now Petersburg serves only around 8 million pax a year, proposed capacity for new terminal is 14 million, so i think its quite okay And development strategy is up to year 2025, so i think in case of a big growth its not hard to enhance it. And i have counted 19 airbridges on a first pic )
14 million pax isn't very many for a city the size of St Petersburg, look at Oslo Gardermoen it's servicing close to 20 million people, Oslo has 1.1 million people, Norway nearly 5 million.

I also cound 19 gates, most of which are double gates used for speedy loading and unloading, it doesn't look like you could park and load/unload 19 narrowbody airliners at one time.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 08:46 PM   #14
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14 million pax isn't very many for a city the size of St Petersburg, look at Oslo Gardermoen it's servicing close to 20 million people, Oslo has 1.1 million people, Norway nearly 5 million.
True, but dont forget that people who travel via Petersburg is much less that other Nothern Europe's cities, so at first time its more than enough, plus 3 Moscow airports, that will take huge part of transfer passengers. I guess that capacity for 14 million is enough for the nearest 5 years, after that a new satellite is possible, Pulkovo already has 2 existing undergroung tunnels.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 09:35 PM   #15
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It may have two tunnels but they would need to be a bit loinger, I don't think the two round terminals are far enough away from the mail terminal for another large satelite terminal.

What I find really annoying about flying in Russia is having to transit Moscow when I fly from LED to anywhere else in Russia, it's a large important city, it desirves more direct connections to other Russian main centres.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #16
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Emirates Airlines first flight to St. Petersburg

On November 1, 2011, at an official opening ceremony at Pulkovo airport, Emirates international airline introduced its new route of Dubai – St. Petersburg – Dubai.
The presentation of the pioneer flight by one of the largest carriers in the world was attended by representatives of the city administration and Russian aviation and tourism industries, led by the Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Transit policy of St. Petersburg Aleksey Bakirey and CEO of the Northern Capital Gateway Sergey Emdin.

The ceremony began with honoring of the first passenger to check in with the airline. The lucky traveler received presents both from the airport and the airline.

The first EK137 flight by Emirates that landed at 17:15 was welcomed by the traditional "water arch". After landing, the top-ranking delegation consisting of managers of airlines, representatives of the business community of Dubai and foreign mass media took part in a reception to honor of the first flight.

"We did a great job in preparing for the reception and servicing of flights by Emirates. The airline provides services up to the highest international standards. The new flights by one of the largest airlines in the world to the northern capital will enhance the route network of Pulkovo airport, allowing our passengers to enjoy traveling with Emirates all over the world", – said Sergey Emdin, CEO of the Northern Capital Gateway.

Tickets for the first flight from St. Petersburg to Dubai were purchased in the UAE, Austria, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Hong Kong, Latvia and the Philippines.

"The Russian Union of Travel Industry took an active part in multilateral talks on flights by Emirates and we are convinced that the introduction of flights to St. Petersburg will significantly contribute to the development of the tourism market of our city", – noted Sergey Korneev, Vice President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry and Director of its Northwest Regional Branch.

Flights from Dubai to St Petersburg will be serviced by wide-body Airbus A340-300 and A330-200 airliners. Connections to over 100 destinations of the airline’s global route network will allow passengers to travel to the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania.

Emirates EK138 flight will depart daily from St. Petersburg at 18:45, landing in Dubai at 00:40 on the next day. The return flight of EK137 will depart from Dubai at 10:40, landing in the northern capital at 17:15.

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Old November 8th, 2011, 06:46 PM   #17
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I am shocked that St Petersburg only gets 8 mil a year. Thought it woula been a major tourist destination.

Korean Air does seasonal trips to St Peterburg if I am not mistaken.
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Old November 24th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #18
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@kiwirob:
Our idea was different. We thought about using the existing tunnels for a new large satellite on the apron, not about using the existing satellites.

@krnboy1009:
Yes, transit in Moscow can be truly annoying. But the existing terminals in LED are not built for such a quantity of transits. The second problem: the local airline Rossiya has not the power to establish such a hub like the major airlines in Moscow have.
Since Aeroflot has the control of Rossiya, LED won't have the chance to develop traffic like at SVO, but perhaps as a secondary hub for connections from Russia to Europe?

Question:
I fly from Prague to LED in december, unfortunatly Rossiya transfered my flight to terminal one. I was there at domestic flights, and didn't like it, crowded and run down ...
In which zone are the international flights handled? And how are the facilities there?
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Dubai is not the only new service Jat is launching next summer. It will resume seasonal flights to Dubrovnik and Ohrid in Macedonia and inaugurate flights to Pula and Split. A recent agreement between Russia and Serbia will now allow for new routes to be added between the two countries with Jat considering launching flights to St. Petersburg.

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Old December 21st, 2011, 09:45 PM   #20
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Aeroexpress will start the construction of its terminal at Pulkovo airport in autumn 2012


Russian Aviation » Wednesday December 21, 2011 16:39 MSK

Aeroexpress intends to start the construction of its terminal at St. Petersburg Pulkovo airport in autumn 2012, MTRK Mir reports with reference to the statement of Alexey Krivoruchko, CEO of Aeroexpress.

The opening of the terminal is scheduled on 2014. The terminal’s construction will be financed using the company’s own funds. Russian Railways and Aeroexpress intend to spend 13 billion rubles on the launch of speed commuter trains from Baltic railway station in St. Petersburg to Pulkovo airport (8 billion will be provided by Russian Railways and 5 billion – by Aeroexpress).

It is expected that the construction will take 2.5 years and its launch will be synchronized with completion of terminal’s phase 1 construction work. Russian Railways plans to construct a new through bridge with length of 1 km across the Pulkovo highway in the network of this project.

It is planned that headway between consecutive trains to Pulkovo will not be exceeding 30 minutes. «But our goal is 15 minutes», - said chairman of St. Petersburg Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects, Alexey Chichkanov.
The train performance will be carried out without any stops and the travel time will be around 30 minutes. The line’s estimated passenger traffic is 3 million passengers per year.
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