The development strategy of Ust-Luga Transport Hub envisages construction of Ust-Luga Cargo Airport. It will be the first specilized airport in Russia. Its establishment in vicinity of Ust-Luga Sea Port, the large railway junction & federal motor road M-11 logically continues to form a complete transport hub at the Western border of Russia. The hub will allow using the advantage of the country’s geographical position that is transit potential between world trade centres.
The favourable geographical position of the airport will allow many companies to optimize their air routes and to organize effective cargo logistics processes passing through this hub.
Technical data of the aerodrome are given with regard to the future development of the airport and possible accommodation of AN-124-100 (Ruslan), Boeing 747-400F and A380-800F widebody aircraft. The runway is 3760 m long and 60 m wide. It corresponds to ICAO Code 4F and Class A according to the Russian standards.
The aerodrome is situated 100 km far from Pulkovo Airport and has convenient air approaches. This location allows using Ust-Luga Aerodrome as an alternate aerodrome for Pulkovo Airport and airports of Central and Northwestern Russia.
Besides an apron for freighters, there is a passenger sector with a terminal complex for business aviation aircraft and helicopter transportation.
Available vast territories of more than 550 ha, adjacent to the airport, will enable creating convenient cargo terminals and a customs zone where it will be possible to store transit goods and locate small assembly plants with consequent export of the goods without payment of customs duties under a free customs zone regime.
Zoning of the cargo and customs complexes has been made with regard to developing transport infrastructure at the territory adjacent to the airport. That is why it is possible to build a road and a railway line for freight traffic and supply of aircraft fuel.