Sheremetyevo International Airport’s new passenger Terminal C was opened to the public on January 17.
The official opening ceremony was attended by Aleksandr Yurchik, Transport Deputy Minister of Russia; Aleksandr Neradko, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency; Igor Bryntsalov, Head of the Moscow Region Duma; Alexander Ponomarenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC SIA; Mikhail Vasilenko, CEO of JSC SIA; and Andrey Chikhanchin, Deputy CEO of Aeroflot, as well as other officials, partners of the SIA Group, and Russian and international media.
Terminal C was built as part of the Long-term Airport Development Program and forms part of the Northern Terminal Complex (Terminals B, C) of Sheremetyevo Airport and was built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards.
The terminal complex will be home to international carriers and can accommodate 20 million passengers per year. It comprises the main seven-floor passenger terminal building with a total area of 127,375 square meters, a control tower to supervise aircraft ground movement, and a roofed, six-level parking lot for 2,500 vehicles that is connected with the terminal via a pedestrian crossing.
At the ceremony, Mr. Yurchik said, “Sheremetyevo has been a leader of the airport infrastructure development in our country, Europe and all the world in recent years. The airport and its base air company Aeroflot are the flagships of the aviation industry. It is a very necessary and important symbiosis.”
The deputy minister pointed out that the airport development is a public-private partnership and that it Sheremetyevo is a unique airport with a full concession agreement.
Mr. Ponomarenko drew attention to JSC SIA’s steady investment in the growing airport. “Our own investments into Terminal С amounted to RUB 32 billion,” he said.
“As a result, the new terminal will increase the airport’s capacity to 80 million passengers per year. This is a critical step as we work toward our strategic goal of serving 100 million passengers per year by 2030. Today, Sheremetyevo Airport is the largest airport in Russia and a critical part of the global transportation system. The launch of the new terminal will strengthen our competitive positions within the local and global markets, and our leading position among Europe’s major airports in terms of flight punctuality and passenger service quality proves that the business strategy we have chosen is a sound one.”
The design and construction phase of Sheremetyevo Airport’s new terminal lasted 33 months, from April 2017 to January 2020. The General Contractor and Developer of the project was EnergoStroy LLC.