12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
The Savyolovsky Station ” Sheremetyevo Airport rail link makes it possible to get from the city to the airport in 35 minutes, a fraction of the time it used to take on the traffic-clogged Leningradskoye Highway.
The route is served by Russian-made trains equipped with luggage racks and display screens featuring flight information. Two trains leave from Savyolovsky 24 times a day and the ticket price is an affordable 250 rubles (approx. ”5.40) for standard-class service and 350 rubles (approx. ”7.50) for first-class.
The link is set to be extended to another Moscow station, Belorussky, later this year. Once the project is completed the trains will carry 12 million people annually, around 40 per cent of the airport”s passengers.
Valery Okulov, Aeroflot”s CEO, commented: ”The new direct high-speed rail link to the airport enhances Aeroflot”s overall customer service. Queues at ticket offices and endless traffic jams will become a thing of the past.”
There”s other good news for Aeroflot passengers, with the upcoming opening of Sheremetyevo Terminal 3 set for early next year ” a massive upgrade to the current Seventies monolith ” and new faster check-in. Departing passengers can now use super fast self-check-in facilities, the first at Moscow Sheremetyevo, while at Heathrow Aeroflot travellers can use the Air France self check-in desks.
Sheremetyevo Airport is Aeroflot's hub and the second-largest airport in Russia. Business class Aeroflot”s London-Moscow route has an expected 10 per cent year on year growth. The new terminal will have an annual capacity of 12 million.