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VOLCANO-SHAPED AIRPORT!

The architecture for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport's (IATA: PKC) new terminal on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia is to be in the form of a volcanic crater. The concept was proposed by Airports of Regions Management Company (part of Renova Group of companies), which won the tender of the Government of the Kamchatka Krai held among potential investors.

The region's natural environment is a great source of pride with local residents, and the area's 30 active volcanoes attracts tourists from all over the world to the peninsula, hence the inspiration behind the future terminal's unusual architecture. The $130 million-plus building is due to open in 2021, and will include a passenger terminal, a hotel, a shopping centre and offices. Evgeny Chudnovsky, General Director of Airports of Regions Management Company commented: "Kamchatka Krai has a great potential for the attraction of international tourist flows, the use of which largely depends on the creation of the up-to-date hospitality infrastructure on the peninsula. The implementation of our project will allow to advance in completing this task in several directions at once: Kamchatka will get a new terminal, a high-quality accommodation facility and a platform for holding business events."

Caption: A striking new design has been chosen for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport's new terminal.

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Title Annotation:NEWS: HEADLINES
Publication:Airports International
Date:Oct 1, 2017
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