The official opening ceremony on Jan. 17 was attended by Aleksandr Yurchik, Transport Deputy Minister of Russia; Aleksandr Neradko, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency; Igor Bryntsalov, Head of the Moscow Region Duma; Alexander Ponomarenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC SIA; Mikhail Vasilenko, CEO of JSC SIA; and Andrey Chikhanchin, Deputy CEO of Aeroflot, as well as other officials, partners of the SIA Group, and Russian and international media.
Terminal C was built as part of the Long-term Airport Development Program and forms part of the Northern Terminal Complex (Terminals B, C) of Sheremetyevo Airport and was built and equipped in compliance with the highest global standards.
The terminal complex will be home to international carriers and can accommodate 20 million passengers per year. It comprises the main seven-floor passenger terminal building with a total area of 127,375 square meters, a control tower to supervise aircraft ground movement, and a roofed, six-level parking lot for 2,500 vehicles that is connected with the terminal via a pedestrian crossing. The major challenge in the design and construction of Terminal С was to ensure a harmonious relationship between cutting-edge technology and a design plan that follows the traditions of Russian Constructivism.
Terminal С forms a single space together with Terminal B. Uniting the buildings “under one roof” was one of the toughest challenges of the entire construction cycle. This single space enables passengers to make use of the services and technical capabilities offered by both terminals, while allowing transfer passengers to move quickly between the terminals through the transit area.
The design and construction phase of Sheremetyevo Airport’s new terminal lasted 33 months, from April 2017 to January 2020. The General Contractor and Developer of the project was EnergoStroy LLC.
The architectural and functional concept of the project was developed by the Serbian studio of international architecture firm RMJM. The design concept was based on the rich tradition of Russian and aligns seamlessly with the style of the contiguous Terminal B.
The constructivist motifs of the interior are also reflected in the terminal’s cutting-edge media installations, which present Russia as a country of rich historical and cultural heritage as well as significant scientific and technological achievements.
The following services are available to all passengers in Terminal С:
- Duty Free shops where travelers can purchase products from leading world brands
- Superior-comfort lounges: VIP and business lounges, sleep and recreation areas
- Catering: all restaurants, cafes, and bars are open 24/7
- A comfortable baby care room and children’s play areas
- Wi-Fi coverage for wireless internet access
Navigation and information systems in Russian, English and Chinese help passengers and attendants navigate all areas of the terminal with ease.
The airport provides maximum comfort for disabled passengers, allowing them to feel confident, calm, safe, and secure.
TERMINAL C NUMBERS
- Check-in counters: 74
- Passport control booths: 60
- Jet bridges: 20 (including one for A-380 aircraft)
- Escalators: 11 + 2 in parking lot
- Moving walkways: 8 + 4 in parking lot
- Automatic doors: 120 + 8 in parking lot
- Elevators: 57 + 8 in parking lot
- Media screens: 78