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Wed, 3 November 2021

Etihad Airways to Move Moscow Flights to Sheremetyevo Airport

(03 Nov 2021) Etihad Airways has confirmed that it will transfer all Russian operations to the new state-of-the-art International Terminal C at Moscow Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin International Airport (SVO), effective 2 December 2021.

The move to SVO will be enhanced by daily Etihad services between Abu Dhabi and Moscow. Flights depart Abu Dhabi at 09:35 each day, with the return service departing Moscow at 15:50.

The daily flights will be operated by a mix of widebody and narrowbody aircraft.

Moscow Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin International Airport (SVO). Click to enlarge.

Etihads service changes will be complemented by the launch of a broader partnership with Russias national airline, Aeroflot which will launch its first ever services to Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, thrice weekly from 13 November.

In conjunction with both carriers operating between Moscow and the UAE capital, and subject to any necessary regulatory approvals, Etihad and Aeroflot have agreed to enhance their interline agreement, launch codeshare services across their respective networks, and explore other areas of cooperation such as frequent flyer reciprocity and premium customer handling.

Alex Featherstone, Vice President Network Planning and Alliances, Etihad Airways, said, We are proud to announce Etihad will be moving to Moscows Sheremetyevo International Airport, and broadening our relationship with the national carrier, Aeroflot. Since launching flights between Moscow and Abu Dhabi 13 years ago, we have experienced huge growth in Russias tourism and aviation markets, and enjoyed strong demand from business and leisure travellers, as well as cargo, assisted by direct services, codeshare and the Reciprocal Visa-Free Travel Agreement between the two nations implemented in February 2019.

Sheremetyevo Airport is among the top 5 airport hubs in Europe and the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and cargo traffic. In 2020, the airport served 19.8 million passengers.

The airport opened a third runway in January 2021, and can today serve up to 110 million passengers annually across its six terminals.

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