Facts and figures about Pulkovo and magnificent views of the St. Petersburg airport.
Pulkovo is the air gate to St. Petersburg and the first thing travelers coming to the city by air see. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the airport as well as beautiful autumn views of Pulkovo put together by Channel Saint-Petersburg.
St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport is the fourth largest in Russia in terms of passenger traffic. Only Moscow has larger airports.
There are 23 kilometers between Pulkovo and the Palace Square.
Pulkovo has 88 check-in desks, 110 passport control booths, 110 aircraft aprons, 16 jetways, 7 baggage carousels, 60 elevators, 24 escalators, and 37 gates.
The longest domestic flight served in Pulkovo is that from St. Petersburg to Yakutsk, the distance between the cities being 4,859 kilometers. The shortest flight is to Cherepovets at a distance of 442 kilometers.
The longest international flight is from St. Petersburg to Shanghai with 7,152 kilometers between the cities. The shortest international route is to Helsinki, just 301 kilometer.
The airport received its code LED when the city was called Leningrad.
Some 4,000 personnel work in Pulkovo.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel