Sheremetyevo surpasses three-million-passengers mark in January

Sheremetyevo is one of Moscow's three international airports Russia’s largest airport enjoys a bright start to the year with a robust 12.6% traffic increase (Leonid Faerberg / Transport-Photo.com)

In a prominent 12.6% year-on-year improvement, more than 3.057 million passengers passed through Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport in the first month of 2018.

Passenger traffic on international flights increased by 7.6% to 1.65 million in January. Domestic traffic went up 19% to more than 1.4 million.

During the period, the hub’s on-time departure performance reached an impressive 85.54%, considered one of best among major airports in Europe.

The most popular foreign destinations in January were Paris, Prague, Yerevan, Bangkok, Tel Aviv and, domestically, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Simferopol, and Krasnodar.

The airport’s main passenger carriers in January were Aeroflot, Nordwind Airlines, Air France, Royal Flight, Air Astana, and KLM. It handled 26,222 aircraft movements, 15.4% up year-on-year.

Sheremetyevo is Russia’s largest airport for passenger and freight traffic, take-offs and landings, and also in terms of its ground area complex and the capacity of its cargo facility.

The Sheremetyevo route network comprises more than 200 destinations and, in 2017, serviced more than 40.09 million passengers, 17.8% up on 2016.

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