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Moscow Sheremetyevo is on target for another record breaking year aftter registering a 15.4% rise in passenger traffic in the first five months of 2019.

A total of 18.7 million passengers passed through its facilities between January 1 and May 31, during which time the Russian gateway handled 155,120 aircraft movements – 15.8% up on the corresponding period a year ago.

Aeroflot, Nordwind Airlines, Rossiya Airlines, Ikar Airlines, Air France and Royal Flight accounted for the bulk of the passengers.

The most popular international destinations from January to May were Paris, Antalya, Yerevan, Tel Aviv and Beijing while the top domestic destinations during the same period were St Petersburg, Sochi, Simferopol, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar.

According to the airport, it was also a world leader in punctuality in May, with 92.6% of flights departing on-time, based on FlightStats data.

International passenger numbers at Sheremetyevo increased by 13.4% to 9.8 million during the first five months of the year, while domestic traffic was up 17.7% to 8.9 million passengers.

In May 2019, the airport serviced 4.1 million people, or 12.6% more than in May last year. 


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