Sheremetyevo’s traffic continues to increase

Russia's largest airport continues to increase its passenger traffic, despite a general decrease at the other airports in Moscow Russia's largest airport continues to increase its passenger traffic, despite a general decrease at the other airports in Moscow (Photo by Leonid Faerberg /transport-photo.com)

In line with the established trend, Russia’s largest airport Sheremetyevo continues to increase its passenger traffic, despite a general decrease at the other airports in Moscow. From January through July, the airport served 18.848 million passengers, an increase of 6.2% over last year’s 17.749 million.

The airport showed growth in both the international and domestic traffic sectors, increasing by 10.5%, to 8.474 million passengers, in the domestic sector, and by 2.9%, to 10.373 million, for international flights. The airport’s largest carriers include Aeroflot, NordWind, Royal Flight, Air France, Air Astana and Alitalia.

Domodedovo and Vnukovo, the other two airports that serve Moscow, have kept with the general trend in Russian passenger traffic and showed losses in the first seven months of 2016. Domodedovo witnessed a decrease of 8.7%, from 17.417 million passengers in the same period in 2015, to 15.9 million served in the same period this year. Domestic traffic increased 1.2%, to 9.2 million passengers, while international traffic fell 19.8%, to 6.52 million.

Vnukovo fared the worst, with a total traffic decrease of 22%, from 9.294 million last year to 7.230 million this year. The international and domestic traffic numbers have not yet been released.

The total passenger traffic through the three airports came in at 41.978 million passengers, a decrease of 5.6%.

For the month of July, Sheremetyevo saw more increases, by 1.7%, to 3.434 million. International flights increased 2.1%, and domestic flights, by 1.1%. Domodedovo served 3.307 million, a decrease of 10.2%, and Vnukovo served 1.593 million, a decrease of 18.93%.

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