Sheremetyevo International Airport served 14.5 million passengers since the beginning of the year, which represented an increase of 17.4% yoy. The passenger traffic on international air lines in January-May 2017 increased by 18.9% and amounted to 7.95 million people, while on domestic routes the traffic grew by 15.6% and reached 6.53 million people. In May 2017, the passenger traffic at Sheremetyevo International Airport grew by 17.2% and amounted to 3.27 million people. At the same time, the passenger flow for the international air lines increased by 19.9% and amounted to 1.80 million travelers, while the domestic routes rose by 14.1% to 1.47 million people.
The most popular foreign destinations in January-May 2017 were Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv, Shanghai and Beijing, f
while the domestic destination were St Petersburg, Sochi, Yekaterinburg, Simferopol and Krasnodar. The main increase in passenger traffic in January-May 2017 was provided by airlines Aeroflot, Nordwind, Royal Flight, Ikar, Air France and Air Astana, according to the report of the airport authorities.
Sheremetyevo Airport in January-May 2017 provided 117,418 take-off and landing operations, which is 9.6% higher compared to the same period in 2016. The number of HPEs in May increased by 9.6% to 25,692 operations.
In addition, according to the Airport industry connectivity report for 2017, prepared by Airports Council International, Sheremetyevo entered the top 20 of the most progressive hubs in the world (17th in the world ranking of the development of the route network). This indicator is determined on the basis of the analysis of the number of routes, the frequency of air operations, the quality of the connections provided. The growth index of the Sheremetyevo route network has increased by 291% over the past 10 years. According to the availability and development of the route network, Sheremetyevo Airport has risen from the 14th position to the seventh place in Europe for the year. Since the beginning of 2017 the transfer through the Sheremetyevo airport amounted to 2,704,990 passengers, which is 11% more than for the same period in 2016.
Following the results of May 2017, Sheremetyevo airport took the first place in Europe on the punctuality of flights in the category of Major Airports. The airport provided timely service to 91.2% of flights.