Let’s make a journey to Domodedovo, the aerotropolis of the future.
Do you know what does an aerotropolis mean? It is a city that is located around the airport and represents the infrastructure of the latter. Remember Dallas and Amsterdam and you will get the idea of what is meant in this case.
Reconstruction and building of the passenger terminal in 2017 will 9 times increase the total area of the airport.
Reconstruction of a segment related to the passenger terminal T-1 will be over by 2012.
In the result of the reconstruction the area will be increased twice from 100 to 226 thousand square meters.
The number of check-ins will be increased from 132 to 148.
The carrying capacity of the air terminal will be increased form 10 thousand to 15.2 thousand of passengers an hour.
70 000 square meters of the second segment of the passenger terminal engaged in servicing international flights will be exploited in 2013.
By 2017 the area of the second segment will account for 439 500 square meters. Its carrying capacity will be 24 million passengers a year.
Two large buildings will be erected in the vicinity of the airport. They will be connected with each other with the help of a gallery.
Following implementation of the project the total area of the parking lot will be increased to 9700 car-places.
A new heating power plant will be built in the period from 2013 to 2016.
The factory producing airline meal is under reconstruction now. New areas will allow to modernize technological processes. It will be launched by March 2012.
A new block of the factory is constructed and will be launched by 2012.
Increased number of passengers will lead to high demand for hotel services. Domodedovo Aerohotel will accommodate 350 rooms. It will be connected to the terminal and passengers will enter the hotel without leaving the airport.
It is planned to construct an airplane shed for servicing aircrafts like Boeing-747-400.
A complete reconstruction of the landing area has been carried out.
The reconstruction allowed the airport to accept Airbus 380.
Now the most modern aircrafts can land here without dependence on weather conditions.
The area of the future aerotropolis constitutes around 14 000 hectares.
Over 1 million of people will be employed here.
Domodedovo airport is the largest Russian airport.
Its passenger flow increased from 2,8 million people in 2000 to 22,3 million people in 2010.
According to Skytrax Research, it is believed to be the best airport in the Eastern Europe as related to the service quality.