Sheremetyevo International Airport has announced Yevgeny Dietrich, Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation, conducted an inspection at Sheremetyevo International Airport, the country´s largest aviation hub, on May 16 to determine the airport´s readiness to resume air operations with the safety measures necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the company said.
Minister Dietrich was accompanied by Chairman of SVO JSC, the operator of the airport, and Director General during the comprehensive phased inspection of the terminal infrastructure and the measures of protection that have been put in place against coronavirus infection.
Sheremetyevo Airport has retained production resources for the prompt resumption of full-scale operational activities. The airdrome is fully prepared for the start of regular transportation with a capacity of 80 take-off and landing operations per hour, which is enough to ensure the predicted volume of passenger traffic.
Special care is taken at Sheremetyevo to organize passenger traffic in ways that ensure the safety and health of customers, guests and employees.
Testing of the SVO Group of companies´ personnel for COVID-19 is arranged in accordance with the requirements of the Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation.
Over 2,000,000 medical masks were purchased for the staff of the SVO Group of companies.
The staff of the SVO Group of companies is provided with personal protective equipment (anti-plague suits, gloves, disinfectants, etc.) in sufficient quantities.
Sheremetyevo Airport will continue to implement all necessary measures to combat the spread of coronavirus infection and protect the health of passengers and staff in strict compliance with the orders of the Russian Government and authorized government agencies.
Sheremetyevo International Airport served 49 million 933 thousand passengers in 2019, which was 8.9% more than in 2018.