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Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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DME/SVO/VKO/ZIA | Moscow Area Airports

Moscow is served by 3 international airports, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo, all of them now in a process of reconstruction, expanding and building new terminals, all news and pictures will be posted in this thread.

Domodedovo International Airport (DME)

Domodedovo International Airport is Russia's largest airport that holds the leading positions among Moscow area airports in terms of passenger traffic. Overall passenger throughput at Domodedovo in 2006 reached 15.4 million passengers, a 10.1% increase over the same period of 2005. Such a significant growth was supported by the launch of services from the airport by new airlines, the reconstruction of the airport facilities, implementation of new technologies as well as enhancement of customer services. According to last results DME maintains leadership in the Moscow aviation hub in terms of the number of passengers serviced in 2008. The general passenger turnover of the airport in 2008 amounted to 20 437 516 people, which is a 9,0% increase over 2007. Currently 78 carriers operate flights from and to Domodedovo on 207 destinations worldwide. Amongst them are 37 international carriers, 27 Russian, 14 from the CIS. The route network covered by DME’s partner airlines is quite unique: 84 destinations can be reached only and exclusively from Domodedovo in the Moscow aviation hub. In 2004, the EAST LINE Group initiated implementation of a large-scale project designed to expand and modernize the Domodedovo passenger terminal.

The exterior and the interior of the passenger terminal have been completely overhauled since 2004. The Domodedovo airport terminal is also the only terminal in Russia that has been certified in compliance with the ISO 9001:2000 international quality standard and categorized as “C” in compliance with the classification of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

27 restaurants and cafes, 46 retail outlets as well as a round-the-clock Internet-center with comfortably appointed workstations are at passengers’ disposal. Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) is available in the business hall, the VIP hall, and in waiting rooms located after passport control of the International zone on the first and second floors.

There is a DVD cinema in the waiting room that offers a pleasant and comfortable movie-going experience. A Duty Free zone operates in the international sector.

According to plans, in 2007, the first stage of the terminal reconstruction is to be completed and its area is to reach 220,000 square meters. The number of check-in counters will be increased up to 132, which will help to significantly enhance the capacity of the terminal. In 2007 the first stage of the construction of “Domodedovo Plaza” trade and entertainment center will be completed. Domodedovo offers passengers different options to check-in for a flight, which include inter alia check-in at late passengers counters or counters for passengers traveling without luggage. There are also counters for outsized luggage.

Believers can visit the Archangel Michael Orthodox chapel and the “Safar” mosque (“Safar” is Arabic for “journey”) on the second floor of the terminal.

Of all the Moscow airports, Domodedovo is provided with the best quality ground transportation system. The airport is connected with the capital by a speedway that enables passengers to arrive at the airport on time for their flights, whether they use their own vehicles or public transit (route taxies, express buses). The airport is also connected with the capital by a railway. The Rapid Transport System (RTS) transports passengers from the downtown airport terminal located in the building of the Paveletsky railway station to Domodedovo airport and back. The terminal operates eight check-in counters.








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Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)

Sheremetyevo was opened on 11 August 1959. Sheremetyevo-1 (used by domestic flights) was opened on 3 September 1964. Sheremetyevo-2, the larger of the two terminals, opened on 1 January 1980 for the Moscow Olympics and is the arrival and departure point for international flights. Flights to cities in Russia and charter flights arrive and depart from Sheremetyevo-1.

Upgrading the airport will include construction of a new terminal, Sheremetyevo-3 (Terminal A), served by Sheremetyevo's anchor tenant Aeroflot and its SkyTeam partners (Air France, Alitalia, CSA, Delta Airlines, KLM and Korean Air). Date of completion is summer 2009, by that time more than 15 million passengers a year will be passing through Sheremetyevo's various terminals.

A brand new Terminal C, costing an estimated US$87.7 million is now completed beside the old Terminal 1 and has welcomed its first passengers. The terminal is painted in the new Sheremetyevo orange color scheme. This terminal is to have capacity for 5 million passengers per year and 40,000-square-meter of floor space. The old Terminal 1 (or Sheremetyevo-1) currently caters mainly to internal flights. It will be refurbished as a terminal for business jets.

Terminal 2 major reconstruction was started on 10 February 2008 and is scheduled for completion by 2010 where a new section connecting Terminal A and the Old Terminal 2 will open, it will be known as Terminal 2A. After the reconstruction, which is reported to cost $310 million, its capacity is to be more than doubled, from 8 million to 18 million passengers per year, and it will be capable of servicing the giant Airbus A380. Two new wings are to be constructed for more passenger and aircraft room. One of the wings will also serve as a connector to Terminal A. The entire terminal will be expanded and fully remodeled for passenger comfort. New shops and restaurants, as well as brand new VIP lounges are to be constructed. A new parking area for aircraft will also be built for more aircraft capacity. The new car parking lot will be built in front of the terminal to increase car capacity. A new International Business Center is also being constructed for offices and other facilities. The airport's two runways are set for major reconstruction, including widening and resurfacing. Government also has reserved a piece of land by the airport for a future third runway. Later all terminals will be marked as: A,B,C.

New Terminal 3 (A). Completion date: mid 2009









also can be viewed here: http://svo3.ru/ru/B2B/b2b_virtual_terminal/

Terminal Complex 2, 2A and 2B after reconstruction (completion date: 2010), T2A (left wing) will be a connection to Terminal 3. Also railway station is operating from June 2008.



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New Aeroflot Office Building



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Vnukovo International Airport (VKO)

Vnukovo International Airport is one of the largest air transportation hubs in Russia ranking third in terms of passenger numbers. The Airport’s two passenger terminals offer a total capacity of 6800 pax. per hour with two hundred airlines from all over Russia, the CIS, and beyond.

There is a high-speed rail link between Train Station in downtown Moscow and the Airport’s passenger terminals. A comfortable train will zoom you to the Airport in half an hour’s time and deposit you on an underground station’s platform with escalator- and elevator-equipped exits. The station is located in the Airport's forecourt area, within a short walking distance from both the mainline passenger terminals. In the near future the Vnukovo Express passengers will be exiting directly into the soon-to-be built sprawling new International Terminal A.

New Terminal A:
Total floor space: 201,000 square meters
Passenger capacity: 7800 pax. per hour, adding up to 18-20 million to be served annually.
Architect: Moscow Committee for Architecture, Messrs. Obermeyer Consult of Germany, and the Mosproject-4 Studio.
Developer: Messrs. Obermeyer Planen.
Investment volume: up to 1,3 billion US dollars.
Completion date: end 2009

The sprawling terminal building will be located on the site of the existing domestic passenger terminal with the floor area substantially increased and put to maximum efficient use. The new Terminal A will also serve as a springboard for the subsequent development of the entire adjacent landside area both next to the Terminal and farther out toward Vnukovo Settlement.

The existing new passenger Terminal B, which opened in 2004, currently handles international passengers whereas in the future it shall be converted to handle domestic flights or fulfill any other dedicated function to be determined at a later date.

The oldest of the Vnukovo passenger terminals built as far back as in 1941 will have been dismantled by the time the construction of the new one goes ahead.

The existing Domestic Terminal 2 built in the late 70’s will continue in operation until its eventual dismantling during the last phase of construction and replacement with the new terminal.

The new passenger Terminal A shall have a total floor space offer of 201000 square meters and passenger throughput capacity of 7800 pax. per hour, adding up to 18-20 million passengers to be served by the Airport annually. This will open up a plethora of opportunities for the tenant airlines to expand and radically improve the quality of their customer service at the Airport and ensure the introduction of international-quality service and comfort overall.

The new Terminal's one-of-a-kind architectural design is bound to make it a landmark and one of Moscow’s calling cards as it were. The terminal will be seamlessly integrated into the Airport’s existing time-proven layout and infrastructure.

The new terminal building was conceived and designed as a unique structure to blend into the Airport’s existing infrastructure harmoniously as well as functionally.

The optimally designed layout of the terminal apron area will feature 36 boarding gates, all of them airbridge-capable thus maximizing the number of flights served through airbridges as opposed to those handled on remote stands. The tennis racket-shaped, 180 meter-wide by 510 meter-long building will integrate all the departure and arrival operations also providing ample room for business-class lounges and services for departing passengers. Thanks to the Terminal’s modular structure the passengers will find it easy to navigate and will be able to intuitively locate and access required areas. The Terminal’s main concourse 340 meters long by 85meters wide and comprising 4 levels will provide the confluence point of all the necessary operations and services. The modular parts that are the backbone of the terminal’s functionality and contribute to its unique, trademark look are divided down the length of the whole structure by a central sky-blue dome-shaped glass piece.
The forecourt elevated roadway in the departure area will be covered by an overhanging glass awning to shelter curbside traffic from the changeable Moscow weather. Also for added curbside pedestrian traffic comfort and security there will be provided underground crossings and overhead passageways from the ground-level curbside area onto the upper levels of the terminal. The protruding structure of glass by way of a logical extension of the terminal building will fit well into the adjoining landside area and reach out toward the Settlement of Vnukovo, also accentuating the terminal building’s central façade part.

The preferred color option and the construction materials to be used in the project shall be those of sky-blue glass in combination with light metallic color façade, which will give the terminal a modern and international look and will be suggesting pleasant emotional parallels with the sky, aircraft and flying in general.

All the major functions requisite in a passenger terminal and issues relating to its day-to-day operation as outlined in the applicable international standards and specifications as well as in those of the domestic governmental and municipal agencies have been clearly formulated and incorporated into the concept.

The greater part of the Terminal’s concourse areas will be allocated for centralized (airline non-specific) passenger check-in, offering however plenty of extra room for airlines’ and air alliances’ dedicated check-in facilities. The interior layout will be planned and arranged in such a manner as to provide a clear and intuitive wayfinding system for the passenger.
The common access concourse areas as well as those for exclusive use by ticketed passengers shall feature numerous shopping and dining outlets. Thanks to the original design of the ceiling and panoramic views of the apron from inside the Terminal, the inner concourses will always have plenty of natural light to complement their own powerful lighting system.




















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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:14 PM   #2
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Great to hear Sheremetyevo is getting a new terminal and face-lift, it is one of the worst airports to transit in.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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Sukkiri, u r right! But up to 2015 they have plans to become best european hub talking about SERVICE, we'll see ))
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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DME looks nice, but I heard tons of negative words about Shememetyvo from some friends who frquently transitting there on the way to Ukraine

The airport rail link looks brilliant
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:50 AM   #5
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Wow lovely airports and pix. Thank you
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 09:55 AM   #6
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haha my dad had an transit at Sheremetyevo he wanted to go to Tehran he had an transit of 22Hours!
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:20 AM   #7
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the moscow airports looks great on the pictures
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 12:17 PM   #8
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Though, i'd like to have 1 huge airport in Moscow, but not 3 as we have, then it could be a huge hub serving bout 43 million passenger (statistics for 2008) now, and even more in nearest future..
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Though, i'd like to have 1 huge airport in Moscow, but not 3 as we have, then it could be a huge hub serving bout 43 million passenger (statistics for 2008) now, and even more in nearest future..
I agree with you, its quite unusual that the flag carrier Aeroflot has its operations at Sheremetyevo with a few other airlines whereas many foreign intercontinental airlines (such as Emirates, Thai, British Airways, Qatar, etc) operate from Domodedovo. In this instance, an efficient transport network linking all three airports is necessary and I'm guessing that's why those airport rail services were introduced. I'm amazed how fast Moscow is developing in terms of airport infrastructure. This is very necessary in order to keep up with the developments going up in the city. Not only that but its amazing to see where Aeroflot is heading in the future, I saw some of the interior pictures of the new Airbus A330, its looking very flash.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 01:13 PM   #10
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Sukkiri, yes new AFL planes look great, especially new business class, i experienced 330 by SU on 31dec, on my flight to St.Petersburg, they tested it on domestic route for few weeks, and it looks really nice and comfortable, a lot of space in economy.. Concerning airports, DME is used by Star Alliance and OneWorld, while SVO by SkyTeam, thats why AFL wont go to DME, more than that, SVO new Terminal 3 is currently constructing up by Aeroflot (because national carrier had plans to operate its own terminal quite long time) and some other investors, so actually SVO-3 is AFL terminal only + SkyTeam partners. Talking bout rail connections, moscow government published new plans, in 2011-2012 they plan to build new railway station specially for all Moscow Airports, it will have directions to all 3 airp., and u can buy 1 ticket frm DME to SVO via this rail terminal, i think it'l be great, further plans are to build up to 2014 direct connections between all 3 airports and it would be unnecesary to ride to city center to reach other a/port. Hope all plans will come to life
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Old March 4th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #11
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Nice renderings, hope the reality will be as beautiful as projects and also effective of course... With such large surfaces of glass, they could use solar panels and photovoltaic panels to lower their dependance on fuel

Soon petrol will be useless, worthless... And we are not ready for that...
By the way, yes, no petrol, no airplanes either... How we will fly long distance without fossile energy? I don't know...
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thats huuuuuuuuuuuuuuugeeeeeeeeeeee

I have a question for Russian people over here : You guys just dont like to settle for anything mediocre , do you ????
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Old March 4th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #13
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Mihir1310, why u ask this question? Is there anything incredible in those projects? But i think all people like smth nice and not mediocre
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Mihir1310, why u ask this question? Is there anything incredible in those projects? But i think all people like smth nice and not mediocre
well they are huge & distinct .. no doubt abt that ....
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Old March 5th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #15
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Yes projects are great, but i think BKK airport is smth really great and making people wonder, i really like. But still i'm glad u like our projects. DME currently doesnt look huge from outside, but inside its really big, in boarding gallery 3 floors now already , and main building has 2 floors, before reconstruction DME was 1 storey building. But most expecting project is SVO-3, because people are really tired of old SVO-2, big queues...now after Aeroflot will leave SVO-2 (not all flights) i hope it will be more spacious and not overcrowded, cant wait also to get inside SVO-3, because the project is really nice, made by russian architects, its shape must remind people of a bird or a plane, the idea was like that, although it can be only seen from the air )
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Btw, here u can watch video presentation by Aeroflot for Sheremetyevo-3 http://rutube.ru/tracks/1091668.html...7b84a9b848dc15
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Nice airports... SVO-3 seems to have very few gates don't you think? Is there any plan for a SVO-4? I saw it somewhere but had very few information about it.
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Well, SVO-3 will have 21 airbridges, quite enough for Aeroflot+Skyteam But yes, it could be more, but dont forget also bout new T2A also with gates, and SVO-2 itself, that will have more gates and bridges after full renovation. And yes there are plans for SVO-4 with 3d runway, now they are planning the terminal, but i dont think we need it now, because now 3 terminals are enough, they plan to open SVO-4 in 2014, to Winter Olympics i think..
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Is SVO-1 still going to be converted into a business jet only terminal? It seems like it might not be needed, considering we're about to crash into another Great Depression!

It's great watching Russia and Moscow modernise. I would love to visit Russia.
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Countries should always plan for their future. This worldwide recession isn't going to last forever, maybe 3 to 5 years tops, then it's back to growth again, this time stronger than before because it will be built on a strong financial foundation.

So each airport will have an anchor major Russian airline I guess?

Sheremetyevo will have Aeroflot
Domodedovo will have Transaero and S7
Vnukovo will have Russia Airlines (the remnants of AiRUnion, along with Atlant-Soyuz, Rossiya and a few other airlines)

Am I right?
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