Pulkovo International Airport (St. Petersburg)
Pulkovo International Airport (St. Petersburg)

The international Pulkovo Airport (St. Petersburg). Official site.


International Airport St Petersburg is one of the three largest airports in Russia. The opening of the airport was back in 1932 year. But its present name he had acquired in 1973. Notable is the fact that it is the only airport "northern capital."

Pulkovo Airport is the base for the Russian airline "Russia" (a subsidiary of the "Aeroflot").


24 1932 June, the airport put into operation "highway." A few years later we created a 31-th transport squadron, which flew the P-1, P and U-5-2. Basically squad engaged in transportation of cargo and mail. In 1936 year we laid the terminal building. The entire fleet was replaced with a new PS-40, T-2, PS-84. In 41-year flights between Moscow and Leningrad became a regular, but due to World War II, the airport was closed. January 27 1944 years from the Leningrad blockade lifted and the pilots started to perform transportation of peace. For the full year 1945 12000 airmen have transported more passengers.

In 48-year post-war work began airport. Just six months later managed to establish local and 15 14 allied airlines. In 51-year opened a new terminal. Also New aircraft: IL-14, IL-12, An-2. Since mid-50-ies began the transition to jet aircraft.

March 15 1959 year - operation of jet aircraft. In particular, passengers were carried by planes Tu-104B. In 64-year we built a second runway. A year later commissioned equipment for automatic landings. Airport took second place in passenger traffic. Opened flights to Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. There Yak-40 and An-24.

In 1973 year opened a new terminal. 25 April, he received the official title of "Pulkovo-1». The old Tu-124, IL-18-104 Tu and replaced with new Yak-42, Tu-154, An-24, Tu and An-134-12. In 82-year one of the runways taken out of the flight manual and was converted into a parking area for aircraft. In April, the updated 1986 "Pulkovo-2». On the right and left sides of the air terminal was built pavilions. Entering complex given the opportunity to serve twice as many passengers.
In 2007, the Transport Council approved a plan for the future development of the airport. In connection with the announced competition for the project, which won the company Grimshaw Architects. September 25 presidential decree 100% of the airport shares transferred to the ownership of the city of St. Petersburg. 

In April, 2008 launched a competition to select private partnership participants for the reconstruction of Pulkovo Airport. Under the terms of the organizers, companies that managed other airports located to Pulkovo closer than 800 km could not take part in it. 25 June 2009 year chose the winner. They became the organization "Air Gates of the Northern Capital". The consortium includes VTB Bank Europe, Fraport, Copelouzos Group. 30 October 2009, the government of St. Petersburg, LLC "Air Gate" and OJSC "Airport Pulkovo" signed an agreement on the creation, operation and reconstruction of the assets included in the property "Pulkovo" facilities.

At the end of April 2010, the consortium began to manage Pulkovo's operations. A year later, the construction of the main building of the passenger terminal and the northern gallery (area 105600 m2) was started. In 2014 year all have completely finished. At the station square, a parking lot, a business center and a four-star hotel were built. Passage of passengers to the terminal is carried out by 2-level transport overpass. In addition, the aprons were reconstructed. Equipped with an anti-icing fluid treatment site, a place for testing the engines and a snow storage platform. In August, opened the track, which directly connects the ring road with the airport.

The new terminal

In October, the airport management 2013 start testing the new terminal. 4 December, as part of test operation of the terminal started to take passengers. In addition to business aviation, all passenger flights are operated from the new terminal. In February 2014 years "Pulkovo-1» was closed for reconstruction and all the flights were transferred here.

Reconstruction of the building "Pulkovo-1» started practicing company "Astaldi-HAI Ichtash." Investments totaled 60 million euros. In February 2015 years after completion of all repairs terminal greeted the first flight from Moscow.

"Pulkovo-1» ranked as the centralized passenger terminal. Its purpose is to serve passengers of domestic flights. Exit and entrance to the airport, preflight procedures and check-in, as before, are performed in the main building total terminal complex. In the "Pulkovo-1» passengers get through the transition gallery. Already in the complex reconstruction is the waiting room.

The interior space of Pulkovo-1 was transformed and became much freer. Appearance remained the same. The central part of the complex has become a waiting area. The building reinforced supporting structures, replaced power supply systems, air conditioning, fire protection systems, ventilation, information, video surveillance and others. 


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On the territory of the international airport of Saint Petersburg has three terminals:

  • 1) Pulkovo - 1.

It serves domestic and some international flights (due to their design is a comic called "Five glasses").

  • 2) Pulkovo - 2.

It serves only international flights.

  • 3) Pulkovo - 3.

Serves VIP-flights.

Pulkovo International Airport 3 (St. Petersburg)

At a short distance from the international airport of Saint Petersburg has the following hotels where you can stay for the night:

  • - Petro Palace Hotel;    

  • - Park Inn Pulkovskaya;    

  • - Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg;

  • - Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky;

  • - Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge.


From the international Pulkovo Airport to St. Petersburg can be reached as follows:

  • 1) Bus.

This form of transport begins its movement in 05.36 (weekend - 06.06), and ends in 00.47. The road to the city center takes no more than 20 minutes. Bus ticket price is the same as in conventional public transport.

  • 2) Taxi.

The route of this type of public transport repeats the way of city buses, but it is possible to get to your destination much faster. However, and the fare is much higher.

  • 3) Taxi.

Check the machine can be carried out near special Rack Manager. The car can take you not only to St. Petersburg, but also to any settlement of the Leningrad region, as well as in some cities in Sweden and Finland.

scheme pulokovosehma Pulkovo 2


At the international airport of St. Petersburg you may be offered the following types of services and entertainment:

  • Free access to Wi-Fi network almost the entire territory of the terminal.

  • Own Art Gallery.

  • Shops, in which the duty-free trade.

  • Rental of meeting rooms and conference rooms.

  • A large number of different bars, cafes and restaurants.

  • Post office.

  • News and bookstores.

  • Representative of various banks and much more.

Basic data:

  • International Airport in St. Petersburg.

  • Airport coordinates: latitude 59.8, longitude 30.26.

  • GMT time zone (winter / summer): + 3 / + 4.

  • Country Airport location: Russia.

  • Location: 17 kilometers south of the city of St. Petersburg.

  • Number of airport terminals: 2.

  • IATA airport code: LED.

  • ICAO airport code: ULLI.

  • Internal code: PLC.

  • Base airlines: Rossiya Airlines (Russia), Transaero (Transaero).


1.October 5, 52, as a result of a controller error, TS-62 and Il-12 collided in the sky. Passengers who were found on both planes (31 people) were killed. 

2. On November 25, 1960, during a training flight, the Il-14FK crashed. On the plane, they practiced taking the necessary actions in case of engine failure. As a result, the aircraft fell into a steep dive. 9 people were killed. 

3. On August 21, 63, the world's first case of a passenger plane landing on the water occurred. Tu-124 under the confluence of unfavorable circumstances landed on the water surface of the Neva River. No harm done.

4. On February 17, 1970, while taking off, Li-2, due to overload, did not gain the required altitude and crashed 200 m from the runway. The radio operator was killed.

5.On December 31, 70, the Il-18V crashed. The aircraft was supposed to fly on a flight from Leningrad to Yerevan. The crash was due to a crew error. In a great hurry, they forgot to turn on the de-icing system and extend the flaps. As a result, speed and altitude were lost. 6 people died.

6.On April 27, 1974, while landing, an Il-18V crashed. The accident occurred due to a fire in the right engine. All 109 people died. 

7.On May 23, 1991, the Tu-154B-1 plane crashed. He performed the flight Sukhumi - Leningrad. The tragedy occurred due to crew errors, as a result of which the aircraft touched the ground at high speed outside the runway. The fuselage collapsed, 2 airport workers and 13 passengers were killed.

8. On October 31, 2015, an Airbus A321 plane crashed while flying on the Sharm El Sheikh - St. Petersburg line. He disappeared over the Sinai Peninsula. Of the 217 passengers and seven crew members, none survived.    

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Contact details:

  • Email the airport: [email protected]

  • Airport Fax: +78123243545.

  • Airport management phone: +78123243475.

  • Airport mailing address: st. Pilotov, 18, bldg. 4, St. Petersburg, Russia, 196210.


Pulkovo Airport official sitehttp://www.pulkovoairport.ru/

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