Sheremetyevo International Airport is the second largest airport in Russia, connecting to several destinations both domestic and international flights. Located 18 miles in the northwest direction of central Moscow, the airport is an important gateway of air traffic in Russia after Domodevo with flights to all major airports in and around Europe.
The Sheremetyevsky village and the Savelov railway station are the namesakes of Sheremetyevo International Airport. One of three major airports in Moscow it is the largest in Russia that operates scheduled international airlines. The first flight Sheremetyevo launched to a country outside of Russia was to Berlin in 1960, one year after the airport was opened to traffic on 11th August, 1959. The destinations available have increased from 1 to over 200 over the course of time. Moreover, continued modernization of the airport since 2005 has increased the number of passengers it can handle from 12 to 35 million.
Airlines and Destinations
Sheremetyevo caters to three major global alliance airlines- SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and One World, and is also the main base of the airlines Aerofolt. With over 200 destinations on its network route, the airport has most of all the important destinations covered. Last year, more than 26 million passengers are supposed to have used the airport, and the 2,25,000 odd airplanes that took off from here.
Sheremetyevo has four terminals divided into northern and southern areas of the airport. There is also a special terminal for private in addition to business aviation.
Up to date, effective security is a constant focus of Sheremetyevo . It uses more than 100 contemporary security systems and systems to maintain safe and efficient operations in all aspects of the airport. These include metal detectors, gas analyzers, microwave detectors and endoscopes.
Money and Communication: There are ATMs available in two of the terminals and banking as well as bureaux de change facilities are provided as well. Unlimited wireless internet is accessible in three of the terminals while it is limited to 180 minutes in terminal D. Terminal F provides photocopy, fax, international dialing and phone services.
Restaurants and Shopping: There are a wide range of international restaurants in Sheremetyevo. Several retail and duty free stores, a hairdresser’s salon, medical office and baby changing rooms are provided. Facilities are clean, the workers are helpful and transport is readily available to and from the city.
Luggage: A left luggage facility, trolleys for hire, and a porter service are available to all passengers.