According to the decision of the government of the Russian Federation, from August 1, 2020, international air traffic from Saint Petersburg will be resumed. The Pulkovo airport is fully ready to receive and send aircraft to international destinations as previously, on July 20, 2020, a notification was sent to the Federal Air Transport Agency.
The management company of Pulkovo airport "Air Gates of the Northern Capital" (VVSS) will inform about the resumption of flight programs for carriers to international destinations as requests from airlines are received.
The Pulkovo terminal continues to implement a powerful set of measures against the spread of COVID-19. At the airport, the regime for cleaning and disinfecting premises and contact surfaces, including elevators, stairs, check-in counters, inspection zones, ramps and passenger buses, has been strengthened. For disinfection, means with antiviral activity are used. The air in the Pulkovo terminal is decontaminated using UV recirculators.
Passengers and visitors are regularly informed about COVID-19 prevention measures and the need to use personal protective equipment at the airport over the public address system in the passenger terminal.
There are special markings in the check-in and control areas and at the boarding gates to ensure a safe distance. Information stickers about the need to observe the distance are placed on the seats in the airport waiting rooms.
Hand sanitizer dispensers are installed in Pulkovo’s establishments and public areas along the way from the check-in area to the boarding gates. Passengers and greeters can purchase masks, gloves, antiseptic gels and wipes in special vending machines at the entrance to the airport, in the check-in halls, waiting for domestic flights and baggage collection, as well as in shops and
pharmacies of the airport.
The staff of Pulkovo regularly receives protective masks, gloves, antiseptic wipes and gels. Airport staff passes the thermometry at the shift change. The use of personal protective equipment by personnel is strictly controlled.
Feeling unwell or having other questions about health passengers, visitors and employees of Pulkovo airport can contact the medical center on the second floor of the passenger terminal.
The Saint Petersburg airport has an operational headquarters for interaction with airlines, state regulatory authorities, local authorities and Rospotrebnadzor on COVID-19 issues.
Information about the status of flights is available on the website of the Pulkovo airport in the "Flight tableau" section.
The Pulkovo airport ranks fourth in terms of passenger traffic in Russia. In 2020, Pulkovo became the winner of the annual national award "Air Gates of Russia" as the best airport in the country based on the results of voting by passengers and airlines. According to the results of the International airport council 2019 rating, Pulkovo is recognized as the best in terms of service quality among European airports with annual passenger traffic of 15-25 million people. The main operator of Saint Petersburg’s airport since 2010 has been the international consortium "Air Gates of the Northern Capital", which manages the airport and its reconstruction and development project on the basis of the public-private partnership.