Domodedovo a growing hub in Eastern Europe

Domodedovo Airport

Domodedovo a growing hub in Eastern Europe

Domodedovo Airport is rapidly nearing its ambition to serve as a modern traffic hub for the transfer of passengers, as well as for cargo operations between the Eurasian and Asia-Pacific regions. Already today, nearly 80 airlines are offering scheduled flights to Domodedovo.

In addition to the steady growth in its business operations, Domodedovo has a remarkable configuration that makes it unique among airports.

Domodedovo Airport is the only airport in Russia to be equipped with two parallel runways that are positioned two kilometres apart, thus making it possible to operate them simultaneously, yet independently from each other.

The airport is certified to accept nearly 200 types of aircraft, including passenger airliners and cargo super giants. In 2009, Domodedovo’s high-tech infrastructure allowed it to accommodate the Airbus A380, which is the world’s largest passenger airliner, for the first time in Russia.

At this time, Domodedovo remains the only airport in Russia that is certified to service that type of aircraft. Serving about 70 000 passengers per day, Domodedovo has drawn up an ambitious development plan for the period up to 2020. This plan includes the construction of a third runway, the further extension of the airport’s passenger terminal, the reconstruction of existing facilities and the construction of new ones.

Domodedovo’s passenger lounge features approximately 150 shops, cafés and restaurants, which offer Russian, Japanese, Italian, Indian and Uzbek cuisine.

If you are wondering what souvenir to bring home from Russia, then head to the Bosco Sport shop – the official outfitter of the Russian Olympic team – and get yourself a lovely Cheburashka. The funny, hairy little creature has big ears and a big heart. Cheburashka is an immensely popular character in Russian children’s literature and animated films.