Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin International Airport (Russian: Международный Aэропорт Шереметьево имени А.С. Пушкина, IPA: [ʂɨrʲɪˈmʲetʲjɪvə] Sheremet'yevo Aeroport Mezhdunarodnyy imeni A.S. Pushkina) (IATA: SVO, ICAO: UUEE) is one of four international airports that serves the city of Moscow, and is the busiest airport in Russia. Originally built as a military airbase, Sheremetyevo was converted into a civilian airport in 1959, and in a 2019 contest, was named after Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.The airport comprises six terminals: four international terminals (one under construction), one domestic terminal, and one private aviation terminal. It is located in 29 km (18 mi) northwest of central Moscow, in the city of Khimki, Moscow Oblast.In 2017, the airport handled 40.1 million passengers and 308,090 aircraft movements. During 2018, the airport reported a 14.3% increase in passengers for a total of 45.8 million. There was also a 15.9% increase in aircraft traffic year over year. Sheremetyevo serves as the main hub for Russian flag carrier Aeroflot and its branch Rossiya Airlines, Nordwind Airlines and its branch Pegas Fly, Royal Flight, and Ural Airlines.
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