Tag: Moscow

Moscow Sheremetyevo Becomes Russia’s First Three-Runway Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new, third runway of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) welcomed its first regular flight on September 19, making SVO the first major airport in Russia to be equipped with three landing and take-off strips. Runway-3 is located north of the airport’s so-called new Northern Terminal complex (comprising of Terminal B and C1, which is currently […]

Qatar Airways to Buy a 25% Stake in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways has bought a 25 per cent stake in one of Moscow’s largest airports for an undisclosed sum as the company attempts to overcome the Gulf blockade of the emirate. This reported by Financial Times. Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways, said on Monday that the airline expected the deal on Vnukovo […]

Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148 Crashes with 71 On Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148-100, registration RA-61704 performing flight 6W-703 from Moscow Domodedovo to Orsk (Russia) with 65 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Moscow’s runway 14R when the aircraft reached a maximum altitude of 6000 feet then descended again and disappeared from radar at about 14:28L (11:28Z). The aircraft was subsequently found […]

Air Baltic Boeing 737 Suffers a Runway Excursion in Moscow

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Baltic Boeing 737-500, performing flight from Riga to Moscow Sheremetyevo with 52 people on board, landed safely and rolled out without incident. Upon vacating the runway to the right onto taxiway 13, at about midpoint of the runway, the aircraft missed the taxiway entry, stopped with the nose gear on soft ground and was […]

Sheremetyevo Heads the World Ranking of On-Time Performance Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sheremetyevo International Airport ranked first by on-time departures ranking according to research by the American Flightstats service in September 2017. Sheremetyevo headed the category of Major Airports with on-time departures index of 92,24% ahead of the US Minneapolis — 91.51% and Salt Lake City — 89.88%, Qatar Hamad (Doha) — 91.07% and Japanese Haneda ( […]

International Traffic Outgrows Domestic At Moscow Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes In June 2017, the total number of international travellers through Moscow’s three main airports exceeded domestic traffic for the first time since July 2015. According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA), Moscow’s Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo airports handled a total of 4.233 million passengers traveling internationally in June, up 32.5% year-on-year. Their combined domestic […]

Airports in Russia To Suspend Air Traffic For Victory Day

Reading Time: 1 minute Airports in three Russian cities, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, will suspend air traffic at the times when the Victory Day Parade is rehearsed and held, Russia’s state-run air traffic control corporation said on May 3, TASS reports. Moscow’s airports will impose temporary restrictions on May 4, 7 and 9. “On May 4, 7 and 9, […]

14 Turbulence-Injured Aeroflot Passengers Remain in Hospital

Reading Time: 1 minute A total of 14 passengers traveling by Russia’s Aeroflot airlines from Moscow to Bangkok and injured due to turbulence remain in hospital, Aeroflot Airlines said in a statement on Monday. The plane was hit by short-term severe turbulence earlier in the day. After the aircraft landed in Bangkok, all the injured passengers were taken to […]

Moscow Airports Report Increased Traffic Growth in March

Reading Time: 2 minutes The number of passengers served by Moscow’s Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo airports increased by 16.4% year-on-year to 6.071 million, the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) reports. To compare, the February growth across the three airports stood at 15.4%. Vnukovo saw its passenger traffic decline year-on-year in March; the Sheremetyevo figures remained unchanged, while Domodedovo built […]

Russian MP Denies Spying on US Via Glonass

Reading Time: 1 minute A senior Russian lawmaker disproved media allegations of Moscow spying on US citizens via the Glonass satellite navigation station. Media claims of Russian surveillance of US citizens from Nicaragua with the use of the Glonass satellite navigation station is absurd, senior Russian lawmaker Vladimir Shamanov told Sputnik on Monday. “All of this is absurd and […]