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Аэропорт Санкт-Петербурга "Пулково" закрыт из-за сообщения о бомбе

Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg were evacuated the terminal building is closed for entry and exit, the press service of OOO “Air gates of Northern capital” (managing company of Pulkovo airport).

“In connection with the receipt of the message about the threat of an act of unlawful interference in the operation of the airport evacuated the terminal building. Input and output from the terminal is temporarily closed. Transport police, together with service of aviation security of the airport, the measures for security,” — said the press service.

The interviewer noted that there may be delays on the flight. Passengers arriving flights are in the aircraft before the end of the safety procedures.

Pulkovo airport ranks third in passenger traffic in Russia. Operational management is conducted by the international consortium “Air gate of Northern capital”. The participants included VTB Capital, Fraport AG (Germany) and Copelouzos Group (Greece). In the framework of the agreement on public-private partnership management company implemented the first phase of development of the airport, reports TASS.

The capacity of the new combined passenger terminal after reconstruction of Pulkovo-1 and approximately 17 million passengers per year. The forecast for 2016 passenger traffic may reach about 13 million people (down 5 %).