Pulkovo Airport Completes Runway Work

THE MAIN runway at Pulkovo Airport in St Petersburg, Russia, was re-opened on December 18, 2009, following renovation work.  The 12,335ft (3,760m) long strip, originally laid in 1980, has been undergoing an extensive upgrade, with the top level of asphalt being re-laid, lighting replaced and new bird scarer and ice detection systems installed.  Modifications have also been completed to adjacent taxiways, with a fourth high-speed turn-off being introduced.