Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport handled more than 200,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2017 – an uplift of 39.4 per cent on the same period last year.
The airport says the increase in traffic volume was due to a significant increase in cargo turnover on international airlines, but domestic carriers saw a fall in traffic in the period of 3.5 per cent.
The largest increase in international airlines was registered in the volume of transfer cargo transported via Sheremetyevo (+ 100 per cent over September 2016).
Also, the volume of international carrier imports increased significantly (+51 per cent against similar indicators in 2016).
The main trade lanes, accounting for more than 50 per cent of the total freight traffic, were China, Germany, the US, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Israel. Among other areas worth noting are India, South Korea, Thailand and the UK.
Domestically, the main cargo flow has traditionally been to the Far East (Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) and Yekaterinburg.
The largest increase in the volume of cargo transportation for export and transit in the first nine months of 2017 was registered in the following directions: Ekaterinburg, New York JFK, Tokyo Narita, Paris, and Tel Aviv.
The largest growth in the volume of cargo transportation for import and transit in the first nine months of 2017 was registered in the following directions: Delhi, Oslo, Hanoi, Brussels, and London Heathrow.