Sheremetyevo International Airport

international airport serving Moscow, Russia

Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin International Airport (Russian: Международный Aэропорт Шереметьево имени А.С. Пушкина, IPA: [ʂɨrʲɪˈmʲetʲjɪvə] Sheremet'yevo Aeroport Mezhdunarodnyy imeni A.S. Pushkina) (IATA: SVO, ICAO: UUEE) is one of four international airports that serves the city of Moscow. It is the busiest airport in Russia. Sheremetyevo was a military base which became a civilian airport in 1959,[2] and in a 2019 contest, was named after Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.[3]

Sheremetyevo International Airport

Междунаро́дный аэропо́рт Шереме́тьево

Mezhdunarodnyĭ aėroport Sheremet'evo
Sheremetyevo view.JPG
Airport typePublic
OperatorInternational Airport Sheremetyevo
ServesMoscow, Russia
LocationKhimki, Moscow Oblast
Hub for
Elevation AMSL192 m / 630 ft
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06R/24L 3,700 12,139 Concrete
06C/24C 3,550 11,647 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17–18Increase14.3%
Aircraft movements357,228
Movements change 17–18Increase15.9%
Sources: Sheremetyevo airport [1]

The airport had six terminals: four international terminals (one under construction), one domestic terminal, and one private aviation terminal.[4] It is located in 29 km (18 mi) northwest of central Moscow, in the city of Khimki, Moscow Oblast.


  1. "Sheremetyevo handled more than 45 million passengers in 2018". Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  2. Международный аэропорт Шереметьево. (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  3. Kaminski-Morrow, David (2018-12-05). "Sheremetyevo named for Pushkin in national airport scheme". Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  4. "Sheremetyevo today". (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-05-30.