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Date modified: 20.09.2012

New Technologies in Apron Equipment Maintenance

On September 18, Aleksey Kovalev, Managing Director of Domodedovo Airport Handling, presented the cutting-edge experience of Domodedovo Airport at one of the largest industry events Ground Handling Russia & CIS. The technology of zoning in the organization of aircraft maintenance developed by the airport experts for ground handling resources optimization will make it possible to bring the quality of services to the fundamentally new level as well as to lower non-productive run of the equipment by 40%.

In order to implement the technology, the airport has created “integrated teams” which include all ground handling professionals: supervisors, container mechanization operators, loader drivers, ramp operators, aircraft mechanics, dock workers. Each integrated team is responsible for the maintenance of a specific aircraft. The production processes are coordinated and controlled by the Integrated Center of Production and Flight Operation (ICPFO), that combined all flight operation centers of Domodedovo Airport Handling and a number of other enterprises of Moscow Domodedovo Airport.

The final stage of the zoning technology implementation will include the creation of technological zones, i.e. relatively small visually inspected platforms where integrated team professionals and all necessary specialized equipment can be easily placed. The works on such platforms are characterized by production processes standardization: each zone handles similar flights – cargo, international or domestic.

Since the new technology reduces the number of non-productive runs of special equipment, it will allow Domodedovo to provide pron handling services for all types of aircrafts more quickly and efficiently and on a whole new level. Moreover, it will offer the airport the opportunity to optimize costs which, in its turn, will have a positive impact on airlines-partners and will let them build a competitive product for passengers.

Moscow Domodedovo Airport is the largest airport of Russia in terms of passenger traffic. In 2011, total passenger traffic of the airport amounted to 25,701,610 people which let Domodedovo to become the first Russian airport to join the category of the largest airports in Europe on the classification of the Airports Council International (ACI). Moscow Domodedovo Airport is the base airport in Russia for member airlines of two largest global airline alliances – oneworld and Star Alliance. Since 2009, Moscow Domodedovo Airport has been on top of the list of the best airports in Eastern Europe in terms of the service quality, according to the annual survey by the independent research company Skytrax Research (UK).

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New flight from Domodedovo to Verona by S7 Airlines

On December 26, 2012 Airline S7 Airlines starts operating a regular flight from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Verona (Italy).The flight is convenient not only for citizens of Moscow but other cities as well: the special tariffs for transfer flights and the wide destinations network of S7 Airlines make flights to Verona more comfortable and economic for all citizens of the Russian Federation. On December, 12 the presentation of the new regular flight Moscow – Verona took place in the ITAR-TASS pressroom in Moscow.  Mr. Vladimir Obyedkov, General Director of S7 Airlines, Mr. Paolo Arena, President of Verona airport, Mr. Daniel Burkard, External and International Relations Director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport presented.As Mr. Burkard noticed: В«Opening of the new regular flight to Verona is the important event in the development of flight connection between Russia and Italy. Now Domodedovo offers air travelers even more variants for planning trips in this directionВ».Verona airport has a highly convenient  >>>

Congratulations of Moscow Domodedovo Airport on International Civil Aviation Day

December, 7 is International Civil Aviation Day, the professional holiday for all people working in aviation industry. The leading air carrier of Russia – Domodedovo is one of the top airports in Eastern Europe. The air harbor is deservedly considered to be a visiting card of the country: 82 airlines operate flights from Domodedovo in 245 directions all around the world. The thousands of professionals provide operation of the airport. Its dynamic development is an indicator of society well-being. The targets and points of the airport development are harmonious with the development of Russian society, and the continuous modernization of the infrastructure serves as a catalyzer of economic growth in the region and the country. The success of the airport is the result of effective cooperation with partners and productive team-work with russian and world branch society. Moscow Domodedovo airport congratulates colleagues and partners in aviation industry on professional holiday and wishes them clear sky and stri  >>>

Russian Post: first aircraft from Domodedovo

On December, 6 the first airplane of Russian Post departed from Moscow Domodedovo airport. During the flight departure Nikolay Nikiforov, the Minister of Communications of the Russian Federation, Oleg Duhovnitsky, the Head of the Federal Agency of Communications and Alexandr Kiselev, the Chief Executive Officer of Russian Post were present.The deputy director of airport Boris Shahsuvarov said on the following press-conference: “Post transportation is an ordinary operation for Domodedovo airport. But this event is not really typical. Usually post is transported by freight or passenger carriers of airlines-partners, but today Russian Post starts forming its own aircraft fleet. We are glad that the aircraft is departing from Moscow Domodedovo airport, the largest one in Russia and devoting a great deal of attention to aviation development.” From now the airplane will make flights in the Khabarovsk Territory, delivering post to the remote locations. A small size of L-410 makes it optimal for post transportat  >>>

A380. For the first time. Daily. Only from Domodedovo.

Moscow Domodedovo airport (DME) starts first in Russia servicing regular flights of airliner Airbus A380. On December 01, DME accommodated the world’s largest passenger airliner. Russia’s first ever regular flight of Airbus A380 is launched by Emirates airline, the flights will be performed on the Moscow – Dubai – Moscow route on a daily basis. The first arrival of ultramodern A380 for regular flights to Moscow is an important event for Russian civil aviation. Mr. Richard Jewsbury, senior vice-president of Emirates airline in Europe and Russian Federation arrived to Domodedovo for an official press-conference, the executive officer of Airbus delegation in Russia, Mr. Sergey Nedbaylo and director of Moscow Domodedovo airport Mr. Igor Borisov also presented. “Airbus A380 took its first flight to Russia in 2009, landing at Moscow Domodedovo airport, - Igor Borisov reminded, opening this festive event. - Today, three years later, Domodedovo again sets the scene for a significant event in Russia’s civ  >>>

Moscow Domodedovo Airport Held the ‘Travel Routes: Spring-Summer 2013’ Forum

Moscow Domodedovo Airport held the ‘Travel Routes: Spring-Summer 2013’ Forum which has already become traditional. More than one hundred companies – travel agencies, Russian and foreign air carriers took part in the event. Opening the Forum Vladimir Kamynin, Marketing Director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport, gave a speech on the main trends and news of the travel segment of aviation industry: on popular and promising flight destinations, quantity indicators of air transport services and on the key factors influencing such indicators.“The market of tourist air services expands at a fast pace — the Russians actively choose traditional routes and open new destinations,” said Vladimir Kamynin. “Moscow Domodedovo Airport, having closely studied the market trends, offers convenient innovation services and opens new in-demand routes.” The specific feature of ‘Travel Routes. Spring-Summer 2013’ Forum was an increase in quantity of foreign representatives, and the intensity of bilateral meetings of R  >>>

Information for the passengers of Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Please kindly note that the timetable of the Aeroexpress “Domodedovo - Paveletsky Railway station” amends starting from November 28, 2012, 00:00 a.m.Major updates: the 00:30 a.m. train from Paveletsky Railway Station and the 04:54 a.m. train from Domodedovo Airport are cancelled. For the rest of the trains, the timetable is slightly adjusted. For more detailed information, please refer to   >>>

Moscow Domodedovo airport is ready to operate in winter conditions

The complex preparations were carried out in Moscow Domodedovo airport to provide its fail-safe operating in winter conditions. While standard winterization procedures (preparation and fields control, building check etc.) airport service park was upgraded with the newest apron equipment, also innovative deicing technologies were implemented. Service park, going on “winter watch”, purchased 10 new machines in this season. There are two snow cutters Schmidt Supra 5001, four snowtruck-blowing machines (two Schmidt CJS-914 Super II and two Schmidt TJS630) and four deicer distributors Schmidt Stratos B60-36.Deicing technique park was enlarged: four additional deicers by Vestergaard company (The Elephant Beta model) were purchased. The unique machines are able to deice aircrafts with engine-on. This innovative method proved to be highly effective abroad and firstly was implemented in Russia by Moscow Domodedovo airport specialists.During the preparations much attention was devoted to energy security questions -  >>>

Domodedovo Airport and IATA Slot Conference: autumn is the right time for summer season scheduling!

Moscow Domodedovo Airport is attending the IATA Slot Conference opening today in Toronto and being one the largest events organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). At the Slot Conference, Domodedovo and partner airline companies are planning a series of meetings to obtain and coordinate the slots which would enable the best flight schedule for the next spring-summer season. Besides, the event participants will consider some vital issues of the air transport industry: flight safety, flight operations, tariff policy, and the development of international industry standards.With the view of offering their customers an optimal destination network and schedule, Domodedovo regularly participates in the IATA exhibition. To identify the industry development trends, to improve cooperation efficiency and to find new alternatives the main questions are discussed by the company experts, in addition to the airport schedule optimization. Domodedovo is the only air hub of Moscow, certified at Level 2.   >>>

IATA has confirmed Domodedovo Airport compliance

Moscow Domodedovo Airport, boasting Russia’s most extensive route network, has passed IATA audit certifying the compliance of its operations with the international ISAGO* standard. According to the IATA regulations, the detailed audit of the ground operations is carried out by an airline company included in the ISAGO auditors’ pool established by IATA. The biggest Russian airport in terms of passenger traffic was audited by the highly skilled professionals of the national air carrier, Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Open Joint-Stock Company, which is a member of the IATA pool. So far, Domodedovo has been the only national airport certified by IATA in all areas of ground service operations. According to the IATA rules, the air hub willing to obtain the ISAGO certificate, is free to choose the parts of the standard to be audited. Adopting a consistent approach to the ground operations safety, Domodedovo has chosen the full comprehensive assessment of the Handling according to all seven parts of the ISAGO stan  >>>

DME РЎonnections-2012: Opening New Destinations through Partnership

Moscow Domodedovo Airport hosted the 12th annual interline conference, DME РЎonnections-2012, aimed to help develop transfer routes of its partner airlines. More than 110 representatives of Russian and foreign airlines and airports participatef in DME Connections this year, as well as the European Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Russia’s Transport Clearing House, and mass media were also present.Ruslan Samitov, Regional Director for Ground Handling of airBaltic: “Participating in DME Connections helps airBaltic to develop a joint route network with the other carriers flying from Domodedovo and offer transit passengers a wider geography of destinations using a single through-ticket. This is vitally important, since airBaltic is mainly focused on transit passengers: about 80% of our passengers use connecting flights”.By working together, carriers based at the same airport can increase their commercial load and expand route networks to become more competitive. Cooperation between airlines bene  >>>