Etihad to transfer Russian operations to Moscow’s new terminal

Etihad to transfer Russian operations to Moscow’s new terminal

The carrier will transfer its operations to Terminal C at Sheremetyevo Airport from next month

Etihad Airways has announced that it will transfer all its Russian operations to the new International Terminal C at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Alexander S Pushkin International Airport (SVO) from 2 December 2021.

Sheremetyevo Airport is the largest Russian airport in terms of cargo traffic and passengers, serving 19.8 million last year. The airport opened a third runway in January 2021 and can now serve up to 110 million passengers annually across its six terminals.

The first Etihad departure to SVO’s Terminal C will take place on the 13th anniversary of the airline’s first direct service to Moscow in December 2008. The airline currently operates daily services between Abu Dhabi and Moscow, with flight EY63 departing from Abu Dhabi at 9:35am and departing from Moscow at 3:50pm.

In addition to the move, Etihad is expanding its partnership with Russia’s national airline group, Aeroflot. As a result, Aeroflot will launch a thrice-weekly service to Abu Dhabi from Saturday 13 November 2021.


Speaking about the new developments, Etihad Airways vice president of network planning and alliances, Alex Featherstone said: “We are proud to announce that Etihad will be moving to Moscow’s 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 Russia’s 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.” 

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