Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport wins approval for its new Terminal C project
Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), Russia’s busiest gateway, has reached another development milestone with approval for the strategic reconstruction of its northern terminal complex. Glavgosexpertiza, Russia’s state authority for the project’s supervision, has given the green light to the engineering design of the new Terminal C project.
Designated for the processing of international travellers, the new terminal will offer an annual capacity of some 15 million passengers, utilising a total floor area of 114,800 square metres.
It will supersede the now demolished Terminal C, which was primarily used for international charter operations until it was closed down in April 2017. The aim of the approved project, which is an integral part of the airport’s substantial long-term development programme, is to seamlessly integrate Terminal C with the recently-opened domestic Terminal B, by employing a network of external and underground communication links, thus upgrading the so-called northern complex’s total capacity to 35 million passengers a year by 2019. The combined floor area of the two terminals will be 225,000 square metres.
Just a few weeks ago, a new apron for business aviation aircraft was completed at Sheremetyevo, providing new parking and servicing space for up to 25 such aircraft.
In the first five months of this year SVO handled 16.28 million passengers, up 12.4 per cent on the same period in 2017. In the same period, the number of aircraft movements climbed by 14.1 per cent to 134,000.
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