According to the results of the meeting of the Presidium of the Government Coordination Council to control the incidence of the novel coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation on March 25, 2020, it was decided that from 00:00 a.m. on March 27, 2020, regular and charter air traffic from Vnukovo International Airport to and from foreign airports will be discontinued, except for flights associated with the export of Russian citizens to the territory of the Russian Federation from foreign states (following the lists of citizens established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Russia), as well as flights operated by individual decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation.
These measures are compelled in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic declared by the World Health Organization and the acceleration of the spread of coronavirus infection in 170 countries of the world, including the Russian Federation. Besides, some states introduced an emergency regime and a ban on international air traffic.
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 route network of the airport covers the entire territory of Russia, as well as neighboring countries, Europe, America, Asia, and Africa. In 2018, Vnukovo International Airport broke a historical record and served 21 million 478 thousand passengers, which is 18.4% or 3 million 340 thousand passengers more than in 2017.
The airport complex Vnukovo has a total area of about 300 thousand square meters. Vnukovo airport is able to provide capacity of up to 35 million passengers per year.
Vnukovo International Airport, the only one among the airports of Russia, 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 was recognized as the best airport in the category “International Airport with passenger traffic of over 10 million passengers per year” of the national award “Air Gate of Russia” as part of the V National Aviation Infrastructure Show NAIS-2018. In 2019, Vnukovo Airport was recognized again as the best airport in the category “International Airport with passenger traffic of over 15 million passengers per year”.