Russia's Sheremetyevo airport reports 8.9% increase in 2019 passenger traffic

Sheremetyevo International Airport has announced it showed impressive results in 2019, with the number of passengers served increasing by 8.9 percent over 2018, to 49.9 million, the company said.

In 2019, the passenger flow on international airlines was more than 26.6 million, an increase of 7.8 percent; growth on domestic airlines was 10.3 percent, or more than 23.3 million. The most popular international destinations by the end of the year were Antalya, Yerevan, Paris, Beijing and Tel Aviv. The most popular domestic destinations were St. Petersburg, Simferopol, Sochi, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar.

The British research company OAG recognized Sheremetyevo as the most punctual airport in the world in the Mega Airports category (more than 30 million departing seats per year), with 87 percent of departures on time.

Despite the extremely heavy passenger load on the busiest days, the vast majority of flights from Sheremetyevo during the New Year holiday season departed on schedule. The airport´s operations services, Sheremetyevo Handling and other subsidiaries, worked intensively to ensure high-quality passenger transportation and uninterrupted takeoff and -landing operations.

In 2019, the following airlines began operating flights to Sheremetyevo: Belavia, Brussels Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and Turkish Cargo. These flights have made Sheremetyevo a gateway to 19 new destinations.