Moscow Airport Information

Moscow Airport

1- Moscow Domodedovo Airport (Russian: Московский аэропорт Домоде́дово Moskovsky Aeroport Domodedоvo) (IATA: DME, ICAO: UUDD) is an international airport located in Domodedovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 42 kilometres (26 mi) south-southeast of the centre of Moscow. Domodedovo is the largest airport in Russia in terms of passenger and cargo traffic (22.25 million passengers used the airport in 2010, which is a 19.2% increase over 2009), and is one of the three major Moscow airports along with Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo.

In 2003 the airport began an expansion programme designed to obtain approval for wide-body aircraft operations. The runway, taxiways and parking areas were enlarged and strengthened. In March 2009 it was announced that the approval had been granted, making Domodedovo Airport the first in Russia approved for NLA operations such as the Airbus A380. The approval signifies that its operations areas comply with size and strength requirements of ICAO Category F standards.

2- Sheremetyevo International Airport (Russian: Международный Аэропорт Шереметьево, Mezhdunarodny Aeroport Sheremetyevo IPA: [ʂerʲiˈmʲetʲjivə]) (IATA: SVO, ICAO: UUEE), is an international airport located 29 km (18 miles) north-west of central 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). It is the second largest in Russia (after Domodedovo). In 2010, the airport handled 19,329,000 passengers and 184,488 aircraft movements.