Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) has entered OAG’s top 50 International Megahubs ranking 36th among the top 50 International Megahubs and 10th among those in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The leaders of the index are Heathrow (LHR), O’Hare (ORD) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The index is based on the calculation of the total number of all possible connections between inbound and outbound flights within a six-hour window, where either the inbound, outbound, or both flights are international, at the largest 200 airports in the world.
Sheremetyevo said its advantageous geographical location, continuous development of non-aviation services and effective organisation of ground operations allows Sheremetyevo to handle large traffic of passengers during peak loads effectively which in turn increases the attractiveness of the airport as an international hub.
Sheremetyevo is the leading European airport in terms of transit passenger traffic – and with this traffic, also belly cargo traffic – between China and European countries with the airport serving eight Chinese airlines, which carry out flights on 19 routes.
Sheremetyevo is currently connected to more than 220 destinations. Sheremetyevo’s transfer passenger traffic last year reached 14.8 million people, which is 37 per cent of the total passenger flow of the airport with the most popular connecting routes being Tel-Aviv, Shanghai, New York, Beijing and Yerevan.