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Sheremetyevo International Airport
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sheremetyevo International Airport (IATA: SVO, ICAO: UUEE), is an international airport in Moscow, Russia.
It is a hub for the passenger operations of the Russian international airline Aeroflot and one of the three major airports serving Moscow along with Domodedovo International Airport and Vnukovo (the IATA area code for Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo is MOW).

The airport handled 12.76 million passengers and 110,887 metric tonnes of cargo in 2006.

Sheremetyevo was opened on 11 August 1959; the first international flight was on 1 June 1960 to Berlin (Schönefeld Airport).
Sheremetyevo-1 (used by domestic flights) was opened on 3 September 1964.
On 12 September 1967, the first scheduled passenger flight of Tupolev Tu-134 departed from Sheremetyevo (to Stockholm), followed by the first scheduled flight of Ilyushin Il-62 (to Montreal) on 15 September.

Sheremetyevo-2, the larger of the two terminals, opened on 1 January 1980 for the Moscow Olympics and is the arrival and departure point for international flights.
Flights to cities in Russia and charter flights arrive and depart from Sheremetyevo-1.
There is no physical connection between the two terminals; they are essentially separate airports using the same set of runways.
Such a layout is rather unusual worldwide; Perth Airport in Western Australia and Davao International Airport in Davao City are other examples.

Sheremetyevo International Airport
Sheremetyevo International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator International Airport Sheremetyevo
Location Moscow, Russia
Elevation  622 ft / 190 m
Coordinates 55º58'22?N
Website www.sheremetyevo-airport.ru
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07R/25L 12,139 3,700 Concrete
07L/25R 11,647 3,550 Concrete
Statistics (2005)
Number of Passengers 12,174,000


Transport and accessibility It can take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours from the city center to get to the airport.
The main road leading to the airport - Leningradskoe Highway - can get clogged during the rush hour, often resulting in passengers missing their flights.
Calling a cab from downtown Moscow to Sheremetyevo costs around $30-40.
Slow buses and faster minivans (fixed price shared taxis, known as marshrutkas) connect Sheremetyevo with Moscow's extensive metro network.

In November 2004, an express train connection was established from the Savyolovsky Rail Terminal to the Lobnya station, 25 minutes down the line, which is 7 km from the airport.
The rest of the route is by bus or taxi.
By January 2008, when the airport rail terminal is complete in front of Terminal 2 (the future Terminal B), trains will run from Belorussky Rail Terminal downtown Moscow all the way to the airport, taking about 35 minutes.

Ongoing construction
In the 2000s Sheremetyevo saw growing competition from a newer and more comfortable Domodedovo International Airport.
With major airlines leaving Sheremetyevo (most notably, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Austrian Airlines Group and Swiss International Air Lines), the need for reconstruction has become ever more evident.

Upgrading the airport will include construction of a new terminal, Sheremetyevo-3 (Terminal A), served by Sheremetyevo's anchor tenant Aeroflot and its SkyTeam partners.
It is slated for completion by January 2008; by that time more than 15 million passengers a year will be passing through Sheremetyevo's various terminals.

A brand new, state-of-the-art, Terminal C, costing an estimated US$87.7 million is now completed beside the old Terminal 1 and has welcomed its first passengers.
The terminal is also painted in the new Aeroflot orange and blue color scheme.
This terminal is to have capacity for 5 million passengers per year and 40,000-square-meter of floor space.
The old Terminal 1 (or Sheremetyevo-1) currently caters mainly to internal flights.
It will be refurbished as a terminal for business jets.

Terminal 2 (or Sheremetyevo-2) is undergoing what the airport's management calls "cosmetic repairs", but a major reconstruction was started on February 10th and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2008, when it will be known as Teminal B.
After the reconstruction, which is reported to cost $310 million, its capacity is to be more than doubled, from 8 million to 18 million passengers per year, and it will be capable of servicing the giant Airbus A380.
Two new wings are to be constructed for more passenger and aircraft room.
One of the wings will also serve as a connector to Terminal A.
The entire terminal will be expanded and fully remodeled for passenger comfort.
New shops and restaurants, as well as brand new VIP lounges are to be constructed.
A new parking area for aircraft will also be built for more aircraft capacity.
The new car parking lot will be built in front of the terminal to increase car capacity.
A new International Business Center is also being constructed for offices and other facilities.

A rapid transit system (mentioned above) was supposed to connect the airport to Leningrad Rail Terminal in Moscow, the departure point for trains to Saint Petersburg, formerly Leningrad.
These plans were abandoned as the city of Moscow announced it was going to concentrate efforts on upgrading a third Moscow airport, Vnukovo but, more recently, these plans have come up again since the Sheremetyevo's train station is due to be completed by January 2008, and it will be linked to the Savyolovsky Rail Terminal in Moscow.
The train journey will take only 35 minutes, a vast improvement over the numerous hours that people sometimes spend getting to the airport by car on the usually crowded Leningradskoe Shosse.

The airport's two runways are set for major reconstruction, including widening and resurfacing.
The Moscow Oblast government has reserved a piece of land by the airport for a future third runway.

Terminal 1
Domestic Flights and Minsk Flight
  • Aeroflot (Adler/Sochi, Anapa , Astrakhan, Barnaul, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhnevartovsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Samara, St. Petersburg, Surgut, Tyumen, Ufa, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)
  • Aeroflot-Don (Adler, Murmansk, Rostov)
  • Aeroflot-Nord (Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Murmansk, Naryan Mar)
  • Belavia (Minsk)
  • Dalavia (Khabarovsk)
  • KD Avia (Kaliningrad)
  • Samara Airlines (Samara)
  • Tatarstan Airlines (Kazan)
  • Transaero (St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg)
  • Yamal Airlines (Salekhard)
Terminal 2
    International flights only
  • Adria Airways (Ljubljana)
  • Aeroflot (Amsterdam, Antalya, Athens, Baku, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bishkek, Brussels, Bucharest-Otopeni, Budapest, Cairo, Copenhagen, Damascus, Delhi, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Hanoi, Hanover, Havana, Helsinki, Ho Chi Minh City-Tan Son Nhat, Hong Kong, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jeddah, Karlovy Vary, Kiev-Boryspil, Larnaca, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Madrid, Malaga, Milan-Malpensa, Mumbai, Munich, New York-JFK, Nice, Oslo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Riga, Rome-Fiumicino, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Sofia, Stockholm-Arlanda, Tashkent, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Ulaanbaatar, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Washington-Dulles, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zürich)
  • Air China (Beijing)
  • Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
  • Air Malta (Malta)
  • airBaltic (Riga)
  • Alitalia (Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino)
  • Bulgaria Air (Sofia)
  • China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou [Begins October 2008], Urumqi)
  • Czech Airlines (Prague)
  • Cyprus Airways (Larnaca)
  • Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, New York-JFK)
  • Estonian Air (Tallinn)
  • Finnair (Helsinki)
  • Iran Air (Tehran-Imam Khomeini)
  • Jat Airways (Belgrade)
  • KLM (Amsterdam)
  • Korean Air (Seoul-Incheon)
  • LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw)
  • Lufthansa (Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich) (Ends 31 March 2008)
  • Malév Hungarian Airlines (Budapest)
  • MIAT Mongolian (Berlin-Tegel, Ulaanbaatar)
  • Olympic Airlines (Athens)
  • Scandinavian Airlines System (Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda)
  • Syrian Arab Airlines (Damascus)
  • Turkish Airlines (Istanbul-Atatürk)
Terminal C
    Short-haul international flights
  • Aeroflot (Simferopol)
  • Aeroflot-Don (Dnipropetrovsk)
  • Aeroflot-Nord (Simferopol)
  • Aerosvit Airlines (Kiev-Boryspil)
  • Air Algerie (Algiers)
  • Air Astana (Almaty, Astana, Aktau)
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines (Baku, Kabul)
  • Blue Wings (Dusseldorf)
  • FlyLal (Vilnius)
  • SkyEurope (Bratislava) (Begins 1 February, 2008)
  • Transaero Airlines (Tel Aviv)
Cargo Airlines
  • Aeroflot Cargo
  • Air Bridge Cargo
  • KLM Cargo
  • Korean Air Cargo (Seoul-Incheon)
  • Lufthansa Cargo
  • Tesis Cargo

For a more information about Sheremetyevo International Airport see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheremetyevo_International_Airport) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, December 2007.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).
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