Moscow Domodedovo – more passengers in September than all of Norway
This was down by ‘just’ 27.2% versus September 2019, a slight improvement on the -27.4% achieved in August, but the slowdown may be concerning as winter approaches.
Multiple European airports had one or more million passengers in September:
- Istanbul Airport (1,821,501)
- Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (1,790,348)
- St Petersburg (1,385,622)
- Paris CDG (1,354,986)
- Amsterdam (1,337,741)
- London Heathrow (1,256,617)
- Frankfurt (1,147,880)
- Paris Orly (1,048,576)
Showing how hard-hit countries continue to be as quarantines, lockdowns, and border restrictions change, Domodedovo had more passengers than multiple countries.
These include almost twice as many passengers as Switzerland (1,065,202) and more than the Netherlands (1,542,453) and Norway (1,586,632).
Moscow Domodedovo: 1,000 flights, S7 with 60%
Fast-forwarding to the week starting 23 November, Domodedovo will have dead-on 1,000 flights each way, OAG schedules data shows. This is based on the latest scheduling filing on 9 November.
With six in ten flights, S7 Airlines is by far Domodedovo’s top airline. It is distantly followed by Ural Airlines with 10% and, in third, Nordavia with just 2%.
80% of Domodedovo’s flights will be domestic, significantly more than the 62% in the same week last year. International has been badly affected, as in many countries globally.
Many international routes have seen significant capacity cuts. Minsk, for example, was due to have 48-weekly services with Belavia in this week, but now it is just three.
Fergana, Ashgabat, Namangan, and Kulob – in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan – were all due to have seven weekly flights each – but now have zero.
Simferopol will remain Domodedovo’s top international route.
89 destinations, with 57 domestic
Moscow Domodedovo will have 89 destinations in this period, with 57 domestic.
St Petersburg and Sochi are by far the top-two with 61 and 60 flights respectively.
A number of routes will be just once-weekly, including the domestic links to Cherepovets and Plyarny (almost 4,000 kilometres away in Yakutia). Internationally, the likes of Alicante, Barcelona, Casablanca, Larnaca, and Nice are all weekly.
At 5,599km, Blagoveshchensk, just across the river from Heihe, China, is its longest domestic route. It is served 14-weekly, with half each by both S7 and Ural Airlines. The latter uses A320neos on the 8h 15m block (to Moscow).