Thursday, August 17, 2017

Yekaterinburg one of the most popular destinations at Sheremetyevo International Airport

Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport saw an increase in the number of passengers it handled in January, with Yekaterinburg reigning as one of the most popular domestic destinations.

The airport handled 1.7 million passengers during the month, which is a 20.1 percent increase from January 2011, CentreforaAviation.com reports.

Domestic passengers totaled 586,000, an increase of 21.5 percent from January 2011, and international travelers topped out at 1.2 million, an increase of 19.5 percent.

The most popular international destinations for the passengers were Paris, Hurghada, Sharm El-Sheikh, Prague, Istanbul, Kiev, Bangkok, Amsterdam and Rome. The largest domestic destinations were St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad and Vladivostok, according to CentreforaAviation.com.

There was also a nine percent increase from January 2011 in the number of aircrafts to come through the airport. The number of aircrafts totaled 17,442.

Sheremetyevo International Airport is a hub for the passenger operations for the Russian international airline Aeroflot, and one of the three major airports serving Moscow, along with Domodedovo International Airport and Vnukovo.