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Sheremetyevo resumes of terminal D

Moscow Sheremetyevo airport on Monday resumes the operation of the terminal D in anticipation of the beginning of flights abroad. The terminal was closed on 1 April on the back of lower shipments due to pandemic coronavirus.

Because of the situation with coronavirus notably in Russia and worldwide has decreased significantly. Russia since the end of March stopped regular and Charter flights with other countries with a few exceptions, including export flights. In April the passenger traffic of Russian airlines fell by 92.1% compared to the same period last year.

With the decline of passenger traffic in Sheremetyevo closed terminals D, E and C, the third runway, has suspended the movement of trains terminal-to-terminal transfer airport, "metro".

After the attenuation introduced due COVID-19 restrictions air travel began to grow. The passenger traffic of Russian airlines in June had tripled compared with may.

At the end of June "Sheremetyevo" reported that in connection with the improvement of the epidemiological situation in the regions of Russia, the growth of intensity of air traffic at the airport. By the end of may the growth of passenger traffic up 39% in April. For the first ten days of June, growth in passenger traffic compared to the same period in may was 220%.

On Friday Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova has informed that Russia since August 1, will resume flights until with three countries: UK, Turkey, and Tanzania. A number of airlines, including the flying of the "Sheremetyevo" "Aeroflot" has announced plans to start flights from 1 August. In the Sheremetyevo has previously said that the airport is fully ready to restore international air traffic.

Yet on the online scoreboard Sheremetyevo no flight on Monday departing or arriving from terminal D. Previously, he served both domestic and international flights.

In addition to D, in "Sheremetyevo" now operate the terminal F (international flights) and B (domestic flights). July 15, resumed work terminal-to-terminal transport. The rest of the infrastructure, the exploitation of which was suspended because of a pandemic, remains closed.