Russia's Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport reported (13-Mar-2013) a 9.4% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers to 1.8 million in Feb-2013. Domestic passengers increased 10.2% to 677,000 and international passengers increased 9% to 1.1 million. Aircraft movements also increased 4% to 34,718 in the first two months of the year. The airport reported the most popular international destinations in Jan-Feb-2013 were Paris, Sharm El Sheikh, Prague, New York, Hurghada, Bangkok and Beijing. [more - original PR - Russian]
Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport pax up 9% in Feb-2013
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