Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, is ready to welcome the thousands of visitors set to arrive for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, thanks largely to the new Terminal B facility, which was specially built for the tournament.
Passengers arriving at Terminal B are greeted with scenes of picturesque destinations within Russia and images of traditional dress from around the country. A system of underground passenger tunnels and cable cars help transport passengers around the terminal and to the rest of the airport within four minutes.
Alexander Ponomarenko, chairman of the board, Sheremetyevo Airport, said, “Our country will receive athletes and fans from the entire world, and many of these will be coming to our country for the first time, beginning their acquaintance with Russia right here, at Sheremetyevo.
“We’ve carried out large-scale transformations specifically for the World Cup as we understand the importance of greeting guests and participants at the championship at a high level.”
The renovations at Sheremetyevo have expanded capacity by up to 20 million passengers, enabling the airport to handle a total of 46 million travelers annually. By 2026, Sheremetyevo is set to accommodate 80 million people through the construction of the new Terminal C.
FIFA legend and German World Cup champion Lothar Matthäus commented, “The new modern Terminal B, the hospitality and openness of the airport staff, and the enthusiasm of the volunteers inspire confidence that football players and fans will be served at Sheremetyevo Airport at a high level.”