Sheremetyevo Braces for Record-Breaking Year, International Traffic Soars

Sheremetyevo is on target for another record-breaking year after registering a 15.4% rise in passenger traffic in the first five months of 2019, Airport World reported.

The airport recently published its performance results for May and the first five months of 2019. A total of 18.7 million passengers passed through its facilities between January 1 and May 31, during which time the Russian gateway handled 155,120 aircraft movements – 15.8% up on the corresponding period a year ago.

Aeroflot, Nordwind Airlines, Rossiya Airlines, Ikar Airlines, Air France and Royal Flight accounted for the bulk of the passengers.

The most popular international destinations from January to May were Paris, Antalya, Yerevan, Tel Aviv and Beijing while the top domestic destinations during the same period were St Petersburg, Sochi, Simferopol, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar.

Its performance in May 2019 made Sheremetyevo the world leader in punctuality, according to the FlightStats ranking of world airports, Major Airports category, ensuring on-time departures for 92.6% of all flights.

International passenger numbers at Sheremetyevo increased by 13.4% to 9.8 million during the first five months of the year, while domestic traffic was up 17.7% to 8.9 million passengers.

In May 2019, Sheremetyevo serviced 4.112 million people, or 12.6% more than in May last year. Passenger traffic for May was up 13.6% on international flights with a total of 2.226 million, and up 11.5% on domestic flights at 1.886 million.

Sheremetyevo’s route network now includes over 220 destinations. In 2018, Sheremetyevo serviced 45.836 million passengers, a 14.3% increase compared to 2017.