Domodedovo Airport passes test for World Cup 2018 readiness

Some 80 professionals were involved in the audit
28 February

FIFA and Russia-2018 Local Organising Committee have audited Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport and declared it ready for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, according to the airport’s media service.

The airport has designed a special service system for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018 participants, which has received a seal of approval from the organisers of the tournaments. On arriving at Domodedovo, the FIFA and Russia-2018 inspectors tested the system and evaluated its service level all the way from their airplane to the domestic departures area, where athletes will be boarding domestic flights to fly to their next matches.

"The airport staff are expected to provide prompt, high-quality support for athletes and officials,” Domodedovo Manager Igor Borisov told Welcome2018.com. “It was with this in mind that some 80 specialists were deployed for the audit. We have arranged for dedicated green channels at arrivals and departures, and comfortable resting areas for the athletes.

A new module will be added to passenger terminal T2 by the beginning of FWC 2018, enlarging the total area of the airport complex to above 500,000 square metres, and boosting the passenger terminal’s annual throughput capacity beyond 45,000.