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ACI Europe: Vnukovo International Airport is in the top ten European airports in terms of passenger traffic

26 april 2021

The latest figures published by Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) indicate a deepening crisis in the aviation industry. The global aviation industry was among the sectors of the economy that were hit hardest by the restrictive measures against the spread of coronavirus infection.
According to ACI Europe, in the first quarter of this year, passenger traffic at the airports of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom decreased by 88% compared to the same period in 2019. Against this disappointing background, due to the relatively better dynamics in the domestic markets, the airports of Russia and Turkey are significantly ahead of their “colleagues.” Passenger traffic in these countries decreased by 54.8% compared to 2019.
Despite all the difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Vnukovo International Airport is taking all possible measures to ensure the safety and comfort of its passengers. The work of the Vnukovo team in these difficult conditions for the industry has been appreciated. According to the results of the first quarter of 2021, the air harbor entered the top ten busiest airports in Europe in the ACI Europe rating, ahead of major European hubs such as Frankfurt and Paris.
In 2020, Vnukovo International Airport handled 12 million 565 thousand passengers. Considering the problematic epidemiological situation that has developed worldwide due to the spread of coronavirus infection and the cautious forecasts of experts, and the gradual resumption of flights with other countries, higher passenger traffic figures are expected at Vnukovo airport in 2021.

Vnukovo International Airport is one of the largest air transport complexes in Russia. Annually, the airport serves about 200 thousand flights of Russian and foreign airlines. The airport's route network covers Russia and neighboring countries, Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. Vnukovo International Airport in 2019 broke a historical record and served over 24 million passengers, which is 11.7% or 2.5 million passengers more than in 2018.
Vnukovo airport complex, with a total area of about 300 thousand square meters, can provide a capacity of up to 35 million passengers per year.
Vnukovo International Airport, the only one among Russia's airports, received the award of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, for his labor success and highly professional performance.
In addition, Vnukovo airport, for three years in a row, was recognized as the best airport in the highest category "International Airport" of the national award "Air Gate of Russia" as part of the National Aviation Infrastructure Show NAIS.

Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) is a professional association of airport operators representing the interests of more than 500 airport terminals in 46 European countries. The member airports of the association carry about 90% of air traffic in Europe, have more than 2.5 billion passengers and 20.7 million tons of cargo. ACI Europe leads the service of the European airport industry and maintains strong links with other airport councils around the world.
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