The grand opening of the renovated passenger terminal at Elizovo international airport took place in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The event was attended by Kamchatka Governor Vladimir Ilyukhin, Chairman of Kamchatka Legislature Valery Raenko and CEO Airports of Regions MC Evgeny Chudnovsky. The inauguration was followed by a tour of the terminal, organized for visitors of distinction.
The terminal refurbishment project comprises a 2,800-sqm expansion where a significant part of airport passenger services have been moved. The second check-in hall that opened in a provisional pavilion made it possible to equip 12 check-in counters (there had been just 7 before). The security control zone has become four times as large to make passengers feel more comfortable. The domestic flights holding room has doubled in size and can now comfortably accommodate more than 500 travelers. This is where a business lounge seating 50 visitors has also been opened for owners of priority pass cards. A temporary pavilion allowed increasing the number of gates to 5.
The provisional pavilion is set up for the time of construction on a new international terminal at Elizovo international airport in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to increase the comfort of the airport’s passengers and guests as well as the throughput capacity of Kamchatka’s main air hub.
“The existing terminal’s infrastructure desperately needed renewal, so the decision was made to invest in its upgrading and thus enhancing the comfort of travelers while we’ll be building a new passenger terminal, given that the whole endeavor will take several years to complete. Today we pay special heed to matters of tourism development in Kamchatka. The future passenger terminal will ensure due comfort for residents and guests of Kamchatka,” said Mr. Chudnovsky.
“The traffic has significantly intensified in two recent years. Construction of a new terminal will indeed give a strong impulse to tourism in Kamchatka. I am happy to see facilities like that emerging in our region. You know that several years ago we also built a marine terminal with ideal services for travelers and we see the same in the airport. The air gate is strategically important for Kamchatka, since it can uplift the spirit of those on a visit to our region,” Mr. Ilyukhin pointed out.We should remind that in 2017 the Airports of Regions holding was named the winner of the investment tender for the right to upgrade the Elizovo airport in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, held by Kamchatka Development Corporation. The project delivery agreement was signed between the Corporation and Airports of Regions MC on 3 November 2017.