Airports of the Moscow Aviation Hub, which includes Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo, served 43.364 million passengers in the first half of 2018, which is 9.3% more than in the same period in 2017. This is stated in the message of the Federal Air Transport Agency.
The airports served 20.256 million passengers (+9.8%) on international routes, including foreign airlines – 5.632 million (+10.7%). On domestic routes, the volume of passenger transportation amounted to 23.108 million passengers (+8.9%). The cargo transportation volumes increased by 7% to 233,746 tons, while mail transportation decreased by 3.4% to 34,035 tons.
The passenger traffic of Vnukovo airport for the reported period amounted to 9.419 million (+19.8%), Domodedovo – 13.652 million (-1.6%), Sheremetyevo – 20.293 million (+13.1%). In June 2018, the airports of the Moscow Aviation Hub airports served 9.361 million passengers, which is 10.7% more than in June 2017.
Moscow has long been a gateway between the east and west – and its three thriving airports, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo anticipate record passenger growth through to 2030. This anticipated passenger growth will add significant strain to the already under-capacity city and regional land and air transport infrastructure.