About The Airport
Vnukovo International Airport is one of the largest air transportation hubs in Russia ranking third in terms of passenger numbers among the nation’s leading aerial gateways. The Airport’s two passenger terminals offer a total capacity of 6800 pax. per hour with about 120 thousand flights by more than two hundred airlines from all over Russia, the CIS, and beyond, handled at the Airport every year.
The airfield itself has two intersecting runways of 3000 m and 3060 m in length. Each runway is 60 meters wide with 10-meter wide safety shoulders on each side. The runways’ joint capacity is 60 aircraft movements per hour. The apron area provides an ample number of stands enabling simultaneous parking of over a hundred aircraft of any type. The types may range from tiny business jets to medium-haul jetliners like the B 737s and 757s, to the cargo super heavylifter AN-124-100 Ruslan.
Vnukovo International is an ICAO Category II airfield, which means the Airport has the requisite capability to continue its flight operations even in limited visibility conditions.
The airfield has a number of comparative advantages in terms of its location and number of fair weather days it enjoys in a year. Among the Airports comprising the so-called Moscow Air Transportation Cluster, Vnukovo also happens to be the one located closest to the Moscow City center, merely 11 kilometers distant from the Moscow Ring Road and with but 27 kilometers separating the airfield from the heart of Moscow, which effectively cuts the commute time between the city and the Àirport.
At 204 meters above sea level Vnukovo International is also the highest located airfield among Moscow’s airports, which gives it an undisputable edge while operating in inclement weather and under limited visibility conditions such as dense fogs, heavy showers, blizzards, etc. The flight time to Vnukovo on an average service inbound from the west or southwest is cut short by 10 to 20 minutes compared with other Moscow airports, thus ensuring considerable time and fuel savings for the airlines operating these routes.
For our passengers’ added comfort and convenience an extensive multimodal mass-transit infrastructure connecting the Airport with the Metropolis has been put in place. It comprises three highways: the Kievskoye (8 lanes), Borovskoye and Minskoye, traffic interchange with a system of tunnels connecting the Airport expressway to the Kievskoye highway, and ensuring smooth traffic flows around the clock. There is quite a number of route buses, route taxi vans and conventional cabs plying between the Airport and town at all times with the cab ranks conveniently located right in front of the passenger terminals and the bus stops just a short walk away, right across the forecourt.
You will also find at your disposal a high-speed rail link between Kievsky Train Station in downtown Moscow and the Airport’s passenger terminals. A comfortable commuter train with cushioned three-by-two abreast airline-style seating and ample carry-on baggage space will zoom you to the Airport in half an hour’s time and deposit you on an underground station’s platform with escalator- and elevator-equipped exits. The station is located in the Airport's forecourt area, within a short walking distance of its three mainline passenger terminals, and now that the construction of Stage 1 of the all-new Terminal A is nearing completion, the Vnukovo Express passengers can exit directly into the sprawling new facility
Vnukovo International's route network comprises around 70 scheduled and charter destinations all over Russia, the CIS countries and those farther afield as well as over 500 destinations that are served by general aviation. And our destination list is constantly growing with new destinations in Western Europe, North America, Africa and Asia added regularly, putting these far-off spots within easy reach of our passengers.
These days the Airport is going through an active and ambitious growth phase. An all-encompassing Airport Master Plan currently underway here with the backing of the Moscow City Government, shall continue until the year 2015 and is aimed at transforming Vnukovo International into a highly competitive international air transportation hub and a leading transit hub between Europe and Asia.