Airport “Sheremetyevo”

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MOSCOW, June 23. /TASS/. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold a Friday meeting on the preparations for the world Cup 2018 in parts of the Moscow aviation hub. This was reported by the press service of the government.

The Prime Minister also acquainted with the presentation of a comprehensive program of development and modernization of the airport “Sheremetyevo” for the 2018 world Cup, will inspect a newly built passenger terminal and cargo terminal “Moscow cargo”, and the transition between South and North terminal complexes .

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The meeting will be attended by Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov, Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin, the Minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov, assistant to the President Igor Levitin, representatives of ministries and departments, heads of public transport companies and airports of the Moscow aviation hub.

Sheremetyevo is the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and freight transport, its route network includes over 200 destinations. Now Sheremetyevo airport is implementing a complex program of development and modernization, designed for 10 years (until 2026), which is expected to passenger traffic will increase to 80 million passengers per year. After the commissioning of the third runway throughput of the airport will increase from 55 to 90 aircraft movements per hour. In addition, the implementation of the programme will create opportunities for the national carrier “Aeroflot” and development of a cargo hub.

For the world Cup in 2018 it is planned to put into operation a number of key infrastructure, including a new terminal for 20 million passengers annually, the transition from terminal-to-terminal passenger and Luggage tunnels, the third alternative refueling complex with a capacity of up to 1 million tons of aviation fuel a year, a new cargo complex with a capacity of the first queue 380 thousand tons of cargo per year, the third runway. By 2018 annual airport capacity will increase to 58 million passengers.