Pulkovo vies to become international hub by 2025

Pulkovo vies to become international hub by 2025

St Petersburg-Pulkovo has begun construction of a new 200,000sqm terminal, scheduled for completion in 2012. Grimshaw won the international architectural competition in 2007 to work on the structural engineering for the terminal design, with Arup and NACO acting as independent engineering consultants. Louise Driscoll reports on how the terminal design pays homage to the City and Pulkovo’s vision to be an international hub by 2025.

Airport Plaza opening completes New Hamburg Airport

The Airport Plaza links Hamburg Airport’s two terminals and is home to the central security checkpoint with 16 aviation security control stations. It also marks completion of the 1350 million HAM 21 Expansion Programme, which began in 2001. “With the Airport Plaza and the S-Bahn (suburban railway network) station, the New Hamburg Airport is complete,” Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO, Hamburg Airport, told Ross Falconer.

Visionary airport alliance to increase competitiveness and efficiencies

Aéroports de Paris (AdP) and Schiphol Group have created an alliance under which they have entered into a long-term industrial cooperation and 8% cross-shareholding agreement, which is designed to improve competitiveness. François Rubichon, Deputy CEO, AdP and Ad Rutten, Executive Vice President and COO, Schiphol Group, explained the strategic rationale to Ross Falconer.

That LFV edge – reducing charges, stimulating traffic

Sweden’s LFV Group has implemented a step-by-step reduction of airport charges over the last four years. Most recently, it applied a 9% reduction in charges at three of its airports – Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma and Göteborg Landvetter – on 1 November. Kerstin Lindberg Göransson, managing director, Stockholm-Arlanda and Mats Sigurdson, vice president aviation marketing, LFV Airports, outlined the strategy to Ross Falconer.

Delhi’s strategy to modernise for 2010 Games

The recent opening of a new, third runway at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, upgrading works and the construction of a new terminal form part of a major investment programme for expansion of the airport to 2010 by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) under the GMR-led consortium. Master planners HOK, Mott Macdonald and Frischmann Prabhu are involved in the concept and schematic design for the new Terminal 3 and the refurbishment of the existing International Terminal. Arun Arora, a GMR Group representative and Richard Spencer, HOK’s director of transportation, informed Louise Driscoll about progress so far.