Moscow Aviation Hub reported 9.3% passengers growth in H1 2018

Moscow Aviation HubAirports 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.