Top executives of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport are looking at two scenarios for reopening the airport as soon as possible after the coronavirus emergency ends, according to Sheremetyevo’s chairman, Alexander Ponomarenko.
The first scenario involves the resumption of international flights in July and the gradual restoration of passenger traffic until the end of this year. The second is a much more complex scenario in which the restoration of passenger traffic to the level of 2019 will be much slower and will take at least 12 months. In that case, the airport would not reach its 2019 levels until mid-2021.
Ponomarenko discussed the airport’s vigorous response to the pandemic and the prospects for resuming normal airport activity in an interview this week with Forbes Russia.