Russia's fourth busiest passenger gateway, St Petersburg–Pulkovo Airport, has signed a deal with SITA to install 100 new workstations and five common use self-service (CUSS) kiosks across the gateway.
Boris Padovan, SITA's regional vice president for East and Central Europe, says: “This is an exciting time for Pulkovo airport, which in recent years has seen double digit growth. This investment will not only improve current passenger check-in services and, introduce self-service check-in, but because AirportConnect Open is CUPPS compliant the airport authority is future-proofing its systems in line with expected long term growth.”
The new systems have received the backing and support of all the airlines that provide services in Pulkovo and the project is well underway with kiosks already in use in both of the terminals.
Pulkovo Airport serves the city of St Petersburg and operates flights from more than 70 domestic and international airlines. Passenger figures in 2009 were close to seven million while the long-term forecast is for passenger flows to reach 17mppa by 2025 and 43mppa by 2039.