Sheremetyevo Airport designs terminals to serve needs of children

Moscow´s Sheremetyevo Airport has announced it is prioritizing efforts to see to the needs of children and adults traveling with children in the design and function of its terminals, the company said.

The airport terminals have a total of six baby- and child-care rooms, and open play areas and changing rooms are available in all terminals, including in the business and VIP lounges.

Once international flights resume, travelers arriving and transiting at Terminal C, opened 2020, will have at their disposal a modern baby- and child-care room open 24 hours a day.

All baby- and child-care rooms at Sheremetyevo include play areas with toys and game consoles, sleeping areas, kitchenettes and rooms for feeding babies and changing diapers.

Use of the areas set aside for children at Sheremetyevo Airport has increased annually, reflecting the growing number of passengers globally who are traveling with children. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of requests for services in baby- and child-care rooms increased from 74.8 thousand to 84.9 thousand. In 2019, 2.96 million children aged 2 to 12 years were served at the airport, an increase of 16.4% over 2018, and 454,000 infants up to age two, an increase of 0.6% over 2018.

Sheremetyevo International Airport is among the TOP-10 airport hubs in Europe, the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and cargo traffic. In 2019, the airport served 49 million 933 thousand passengers, which was 8.9% more than in 2018.