Developments At Domodedovo

MOSCOW’S DOMODEDOVO Airport has been given approval to operate its parallel runways independently, meaning that they can now offer simultaneous departures.  The arrangement, which is in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), will enable the airport to handle up to 90 movements per hour.
The airport has welcomed a number of new services during the final quarter of 2009.  Turkish Airlines added flights to Istanbul from November 9, while Vim Airlines introduced international connections to Osh in Kyrgyzstan on November 24 and Eilat in Israel from December 24.  Transaero has continued its domestic growth introducing a three-times-weekly rotation to Novyy Urengoy from November 30, a twice-weekly service to Ulan Ude from December 3 and a five-times-weekly link to Magnitogorsk.  Yamal Airlines has also significantly expanded its network at the airport introducing scheduled flights to Chelyabinsk and Rostov-on-Don from November 15 and to Omsk, Krasnador, Stavropol and Vilnius the following day.