Retail and F&B boost as Domodedovo Airport T2 expansion goes live

By Luke Barras-hill |

Moscow Domodedovo Airport has opened its Terminal 2 expansion.

The single terminal airport’s capacity will now exceed 60 million passengers annually.

Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) has welcomed more than 13,000sq m of commercial space after commissioning its new Terminal 2 expansion.

A central piece of the airport’s 240,000sq m T2 extension is the atrium, which boasts a circular glass dome housing cafes, bars, restaurants and duty free stores.

Built at a cost of 42 billion roubles/$465.3 million, increases the airport’s area to nearly 500sq m, with the capacity to serve than 60 million passengers per year.

Airlines operating international flights are being received at T2, which features seven floors, 84 check-in counters (four for oversized luggage) and 22 boarding gates, 16 of which are equipped with new generation teletraps.

New technological solutions such as a multi-level service system is designed to prevent intersecting arriving and departing passenger flows, with entry and exit points for passengers and guests located at different levels of the terminal building.

The central atrium features a glass dome and a perimeter featuring duty free shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and business halls as part of a 13,150sq m commercial footpint.

Andrey Pavlov, Director of Moscow Domodedovo Airport said: “The opening of T2 is a significant event not only in the history of Domodedovo Airport, but also of domestic civil aviation! I want to thank everyone who participated in the implementation of this important project. I would like to say a special thank you to the airlines and passengers. By their choice, they inspired us to create and implement this unique project.”

As one of the largest air passenger traffic hubs in Russia, DME served 21.2 million passengers in 2022 and accommodates flights from Star Alliance and One World partners.

As reported, Gebr. Heinemann confirmed earlier this year it was pulling out of its joint venture retail operations in Russia, including at airports such as DME, though it remains active in the wholesale market.

Read more: Heinemann retail at €3.1bn; Group turnover up 81%

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