Sheremetyevo Airport reports on the construction progress of World Cup facilities

Sheremetyevo Airport reports on the construction progress of World Cup facilities

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport has recently reported on the readiness of the facilities under construction for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Interfax reports.

In particular, workers have completed the construction of a new terminal B, which is expected to be used by 20 million passengers a year. The new terminal is currently being tested. It is expected to open in May.

Improvement work at the stations of the interterminal passage between Sheremetyevo-1 and Sheremetyevo-2 has been completed as well.

"This project allows the bringing together of the northern and southern air terminals under one roof and ensures the effective transportation of passengers," the message states. "The underground passage will reduce the connection time to a minimum (up to 50 minutes) and maximize the speed of transferring passengers between the terminals."

Earlier, in December 2017, the airport put into operation a new automated cargo terminal, Moscow Cargo, which can process up to 380,000 tons of cargo per year. In May, 2018, the airport will open a new fuel-filling complex, with a capacity of 1.2 million tons a year.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will run in 11 Russian cities from June 14, to July 15, 2018.

The red star atop the Vodovzvodnaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin. Right: Grand Kremlin Palace, the Church of Saint John Climacus and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower
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