MOSCOW - The combined passenger traffic through Moscow's airports rose 6.3% on the year to 10,385,000 people in July, the Federal Air Transport Agency said in a statement on Tuesday. Vnukovo provided services to 2,432,000 million people, a 16.1% rise; Domodedovo served 3,277,000, a 6.7% decline; and Sheremetyevo accommodated 4,676,000, a 12.4% increase.
In the period from January to July 2018, the combined traffic grew 8.7% on the year to 53,749,000 people. Domestic passenger traffic increased 8.7% to 28,334,000, and international traffic grew 8.7% to 25,415,000. During the same period, Vnukovo provided services to 11,851,000 people, a 19% rise; Domodedovo to 16,929,000, a 2.6% drop; and Sheremetyevo to 24,968,000, a 12.9% rise.
These figures were confirmed at a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport (JSC MASH) on August 29, which also confirmed reports on actual fulfillment of the scheduled plan for the commissioning of airport infrastructure facilities, including Terminal C modernization and expansion projects and reconstruction of the Terminal C parking area, in the approved architectural and functional style of the Northern Terminal Complex.
The JSC MASH Board of Directors approved the financial statements of JSC MASH, prepared in accordance with Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), for the first half of 2018, during which revenue increased by 6.0% and gross profit by 7.4%, compared with the same period in 2017.
As noted by Mr. Alexander A. Ponomarenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport (JSC MASH), "The results of the first half of 2018, examined today by the Board of Directors, demonstrate that JSC MASH is systematically – and in full accordance with the adopted Long-Term Development Program – developing airport infrastructure, boosting production and improving financial performance."
"Still more importantly," added Ponomarenko, "the strengthening of the competitive position of Sheremetyevo International Airport, now entering the ranks of the leaders among the largest airports in the world in terms of punctuality and quality of service – not just in Europe but globally – is creating confidence in our strategy. The ongoing reorganization of JSC MASH is intended to make the unified company more efficient by optimizing business processes and reducing costs."