Moscow Domodedovo Airport Takes Lead in Provision of Tech Support for Western-Made Aircrafts

Moscow International Airport Domodedovo, Russia's largest and fastest growing air transportation hub, is en route to become the biggest technical support center in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Moscow International Airport Domodedovo (DME) is the Russian and Eastern European leader in terms of passenger traffic according to the rating of Airports Council International (ACI Europe) results in 2007. The airport, which is also the largest in Eastern Europe, handled close to 19 million passengers in 2007 and is expecting a growth rate of 18% to bring passenger number to 22 million in 2008. It is undergoing major expansion; by 2012 the new T2 terminal, which will be the extension to Terminal 1, will be completed. Thus the terminal's capacity will be increased by 6 million passengers per year. Domodedovo serves more than 220 domestic and international destinations. Earlier in April Malev and Lufthansa respectively launched their services from Domodedovo. American Airlines announced that it will start its operations from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Domodedovo in June 2008.


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