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Pulkovo Airport

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Pulkovo Airport (Аэропорт Пулково in Russian) (IATA Airport Code: LED / ICAO Airport Code : ULLI) is located 16 km south of St Petersburg, Russia. Originally named Shosseynaya Airport, the construction started in January 1931, and completed on June 24, 1932, while the first aircraft from Moscow, carrying passenger and mail, landed on the airport at 5:31pm, two and a half hours after the aircraft took off.

Pulkovo Airport, like many other airports in Russia, was used to run military operations during the Second World War. The airport return to civil service after the war.

In 1951, the airport terminal was re-designed to increase the ability of handling larger aircraft. The airport renamed to Pulkovo Airport in April 1973 while a new terminal was opened. And the amount of traffic was increased by 40% - 50% from the 70s to the 90s. In the year of 1990, Pulkovo airport recorded a number of 4,837,000 passengers using the airport.

Traffic in Pulkovo Airport received a growth throughout the 90s. In 2003, there are a total number of 26,934 aircraft movement recorded.

There are 2 Passenger terminals, 1 Cargo terminal, 98 aircraft stands and 2 runways in the airport. Terminal 1 mainly serve flights within Russia, CIS countries and International charter flights while Terminal 2 serve other long-haul international flights.

Runways

Heading Length ILS
10L / 28R 3,401m (11,158ft) Yes
10R / 28L 3,762m (12,342ft) No

Airport Operators

External links

ru:Пулково (аэропорт)

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