Sheremetyevo International Airport

Sheremetyevo International Airport – Moscow’s Shining Light


Sheremetyevo International Airport is situate at Khimki, Moscow Oblast in Russia. Its location is just 18 miles on the northwest of central Moscow. It is an international Airport operated International Airport Sheremetyevo.

The Sheremetyevo airport serves as a hub for Nordavia, Aeroflot and Nordwind Airlines. The Sheremetyevo International Airport happens to be the second largest airport in Russia with the largest being the Domodedovo Airport. According to a research conducted in 2013, the Sheremetyevo Airport was responsible for handling over 29 million passengers and 243,000 aircraft movements.



The Sheremetyevo Airport dates back to its opening on 11 August 1959. It was given its name due to its location. The Sheremetyevo Airport was located close to Sheremetyevsky village and Savelov station. On 1 June the next year, it received its first international flight to the Schonefeld Airport in Berlin. On 3 September 1964, an opening ceremony was conducted for Sheremetyevo-1 which was to be used to cover domestic routes. This was accomplished on 12 September 1967 when a passenger flight from Tupolev Tu-134 left the airport for Stockholm. This became the airport’s first scheduled passenger flight. Three days later scheduled flights to Montreal followed. A new terminal tagged Sheremetyevo-2 was opened to cater for the 1980 summer Olympics. Inaugurated on the 1 January 1980, it had many similarities with the design of Germany’s Hannover-Langenhagen Airport. This terminal was built to cater for international flights. Sheremetyevo-1 Airport became responsible for charter flights and domestic routes. Despite the naming of these terminals as 1 and 2, they lacked any physical connection. They were basically two distinct airports that made use of the same set of runways.

Competition arose in 2000 from the Domodedovo International Airport. This airport was considered by many airlines to be better. As a result many airlines began leaving the Sheremetyevo airport, the most notable amongst them being British Airways, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Iberia, Austrian Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Swiss International Airlines. As a result of this mass exodus, it became evident that there was need for a reconstruction of the airport.


Reconstruction of terminals D, E and F was completed in 2010. To simplify transfers between flights on transit, a new walkway linking Terminals D, E and F was opened on 3 July 2010. Upon conclusion of the reconstruction, the terminals became capable of receiving up to 25 million passengers annually. The Airport will be capable of accommodating 40,000,000 passengers annually. 2011 witnessed the opening of another Area Control Center, helping to gather, monitor and control the different control centers of the airport across all of the organizations that affect the airports operation. Within the Area Control Center was the Situational Center which was to be used for the collaborative work of bodies belonging to heads of states, top managers and partners of the airport. The Situational Center only becomes operational when there is an emergency. Presently, there is a master plan terminating in 2025 that includes the construction of Terminal 3, a third runway and an expansion of the airport. The master plan was developed in September 2008. The airport has currently has two passenger terminals and a special one that is used for business and private aviation.




The Sheremetyevo Airport has various Airlines that uses it for their operations these airlines range from Adria Airways to Aeroflot, Vueling, Scandinavian Airlines and Delta Airlines. These airlines fly to various destinations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.




The Sheremetyevo Airport has been the recipient of numerous awards. The Sheremetyevo Airport was recognized as the Europe’s best airport in terms of its quality of service between 2012 and 2013.


Routes and Destinations


The Sheremetyevo International Airport covers routes across Europe, The Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Northern Africa such as Guangzhou, Algiers, New York John F Kennedy Airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Dubai International Airport. The cargo flights serve destinations such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.


How to Check-In?

There are various ways to check-in at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. They include


·         Skype Check-in – This involves passengers installing a Skype program or application on their computers and mobile devices. This works with selected airlines and within the hours of 8:00 and 20:00 (Moscow time). Passengers are advised that as the Skype check-in system is still in test mode, passengers should feel free to call more than once where necessary. They are also advised to read the Skype check-in manual before calling

·         Online check-in – Passengers can check-in online with the various airlines that offer such service. With this service they can reserve a seat thereby saving time that would have been spent in queues at the airport.

·         Mobile check-in – Passengers with mobile devices can check-in with the mobile application of their various airlines to reserve a seat at their flight.

·         Check-in counters – there are various check-in counters at the airport. Passengers can use the assigned one to check-in person should they be unable to do so online.


However, passengers are warned that online check does not apply to combined flights.


Check-in commences 2 hours and 40 minutes before the official departure time. However this is subject to change between the airline representatives and the airport.


Baggage and Allowance


The baggage allowance varies with the airline so passengers are advised to check with their airlines prior to departure.



Seating may vary by airline. Passengers should verify with their airlines to know the sitting arrangements.


Booking Fee


Flight fares are solely within the purview of the airlines. Intending travellers are to check with the airline or travel agency to know the fare prior to flight.



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 Airport Contact Details

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

103340 Moscow,

Tel:+7 (495) 578-65-65
Fax:+7 (925) 100-65-65


ОАО «Международный аэропорт Шереметьево»

 Location Details

Longitude:37° 24' 52'' E
Latitude:55° 58' 22'' N
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