Domodedovo: 777 million people over 61 years

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Passenger traffic at Domodedovo Airport has exceeded 777 million people for all the years of its operation, the press service of the air harbour said.

“Over 61 years, passengers in numbers comparable to the number equivalent to five populations of Russia have been transported through Domodedovo Airport. We do not stand still, we are constantly developing, improving infrastructure and service quality. This year we opened a new segment of the passenger terminal designed for international flights. Now Boeing 777s, which are similar to the airport’s total passenger traffic, are serviced there. Over the last 20 years alone, this type of aircraft has carried about 17 million passengers through our airport,” commented airport director Andrei Pavlov.

The history of the air harbour dates back to 1962. In Soviet times Domodedovo was used for domestic flights: mainly flights were operated to Siberia, the Far East, Central Asia, the Volga region and the Urals. In 1992 the airport began to serve international flights.

Nowadays Domodedovo’s route network covers more than 80 destinations: 49 of them – within Russia, 22 – to neighbouring countries and 13 – to far abroad.

Domodedovo is the only airport in the Moscow air hub that offers flights to Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, Bugulma, Kurgan, Kyzyl, Norilsk, Sabetta, Tobolsk, Chita, Kulyab, Lenkoran, Navoi, Nukus, Tamchi, Kutaisi, Addis Ababa, Bahrain, Casablanca, Kuwait, Sharjah and Tel Aviv.