Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport has installed automated external defibrillators (AED) in the waiting areas of the passenger terminal. The devices are designed for first aid in case of sudden cardiac arrest. The defibrillators are available for employees, passengers and visitors of the airport at all times.
The AEDs can independently evaluate the correctness of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the real time mode and thus can be used by any person with or without special medical training. In addition, each device installed at the airport and is provided with voice prompts and a printed manual.
The AED units at Pulkovo Airport are marked with special labels and located in the following places:
- in the general area — near the information desk in the check in hall of the main passenger terminal;
- in the international departures area — at the gate A03;
- in the domestic departures area — at the stairs to the gates D21-D25.
Additionally, passengers and guests of Pulkovo Airport can always get medical assistance at the first aid point. It is located in the general area, on the second floor of the centralized passenger terminal, and works day and night.
Pulkovo Airport is Russia’s fourth airport in terms of passenger traffic. During the first 4 months of 2018 Pulkovo welcomed 4.5 million people, a 10.2% increase over the same period the year before. Since 2010, Northern Capital Gateway LLC has been the main operator of Pulkovo Airport. Based on a public-private partnership agreement with the city of St. Petersburg, the company manages the airport and implements its reconstruction and development project.