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05 February 2015

Domodedovo Joins Top 5 Major European Airports in Terms of Growth

According to the 2014 report prepared by Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), Moscow Domodedovo Airport is in the top five in terms of passenger traffic growth among European airports. In the last year, passenger traffic at Moscow Domodedovo Airport increased by 7.4% compared with 2013.

ACI Europe represents more than 460 airports in 45 European countries with a total passenger traffic of more than 1.7 billion passengers. ACI Europe member airports handle over 90% of all commercial air traffic in Europe.

In 2011, Moscow Domodedovo Airport became the first Russian airport to join Europe's largest hubs with annual passenger traffic exceeding 25 million passengers. According to the classification used by ACI Europe, other members of the group are aviation industry leaders, such as London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol, and others.

In 2014, the passenger traffic handled by Moscow Domodedovo Airport was 33.04 million - the highest in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Constantly improving, Moscow Domodedovo Airport is implementing a number of major projects to expand terminal space and develop airport infrastructure. Construction of the second segment of the passenger terminal that began in 2014 will increase the capacity of the airport and create a comfortable environment for passengers. Reconstruction of the second runway to be completed in 2016 will increase the supported number of takeoffs and landings up to 45 per hour, while the total capacity of the airport will reach 90 takeoffs and landings per hour.

In 2014, Moscow Domodedovo Airport was once again nominated the best airport in Russia and the CIS, becoming the winner of Skytrax World Airport Awards.

Moscow Domodedovo Airport is Russia's largest aviation hub. In 2014, the airport handled 33.04 million passengers. According to Skytrax rating, it is the best airport in Russia and the CIS. Members of the world's leading airline alliances - Star Alliance and oneworld - have chosen Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport for their flights to and from Moscow.

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