MOSCOW, May 17 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s ministry of transport plans to increase the capacity of Moscow’s airports Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo up to 150 million passengers a year by 2015. For these ends it is planned to increase the number of runways, a source in the ministry of transport told Itar-Tass.
Under the plans for the development of the Moscow aviation hub, the Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports will have two independent runways each to handle up to 20 million passengers a year in Vnukovo, and up to 60 million – in Domodedovo, and the Sheremetyevo airport will have three independent and two dependent ones that will be capable of handling up to 65 million passengers a year.
According to the source, an agreement to integrate state and private assets of the city airports and to set up a single managing company will be signed in a month. The final decision on the mechanism of integration and consolidation will be entrusted with a global-level experienced consultant that would offer the Russian ministry of transport and the government an actual solution.
The Russian government will sign a long-term agreement with a managing company on economic regulation of activities, the source said. The agreement will ensure transparency of tariffs and their upper limits and establish a system of quality control and financial motivation.