Sheremetyevo Continues Growth in Passenger Traffic


Sheremetyevo International Airport served 46.38 million passengers in the first 11 months of 2019, an increase of 10.1 percent over the same period in 2018.

According to FlightStats, which tracks and rates real-time flight status, departures and arrivals, airport delays, and airport information worldwide, Sheremetyevo also had the best record in the world for on-time departures in the Major Airports category and was the leader in on-time departures among the largest airports in Europe.

Flights depart on time at Sheremetyevo 95.7% of the time and led worldwide in that category for nine of the first 11 months of 2019.

As of the end of the third quarter of 2019, Sheremetyevo was third in growth of passenger traffic among European airports serving more than 25 million passengers annually, according to the European Branch of the Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE), an increase of 9.4% compared with to last year. Take-off and landing operations (TLO) through November increased by 9.3 percent over the same period in 2018, to 355,700.

From January through November, passenger traffic on international air lines (IAL) grew by 8.5 percent, to 24.77 million. Growth on domestic airlines (domestic flights) was up by 11.9 percent, to 21.61 million passengers.

The most popular foreign destinations for the first 11 months of 2019 were Antalya, Paris, Yerevan, Beijing and Tel Aviv. The most popular domestic destinations were St. Petersburg, Simferopol, Sochi, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar.

Airlines handling the most passenger traffic through Sheremetyevo in that period were Aeroflot, Nordwind Airlines, Russia, Ikar, Royal Flight and Air France.