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Construction of terminal G at Sheremetyevo airport may start in 2024

The construction project is currently under development, according to the airport's top manager

MOSCOW, August 14. /TASS/. The construction of Terminal G at the Moscow based Sheremetyevo Airport may start in 2024, Sergey Papkov, Deputy General Director of the airport for construction, told reporters.

"I think so," he said responding to the question of whether the construction of the terminal will begin in 2024-2025.

The top manager added that the construction project is currently under development.

Currently, Terminal S1, which is part of the Sheremetyevo northern terminal complex, is under reconstruction. Once it is launched in the early 2020 it will be combined with terminal B. After that, the upgrade of Terminal C2 will start.

Papkov also said that he launch of the third runway at Sheremetyevo Airport has been postponed until the end of 2020.

"At the end of 2020," he said, answering a relevant question.

Earlier it was reported that the runway would be commissioned on July 1, 2019.

Initially, it was planned to commission the new runway by the beginning of the 2018 World Cup. But the launch of the new flight strip was postponed several times.

The Transport Ministry then reported that the commissioning of the third runway at Sheremetyevo would ensure the growth of takeoff and landing operations to 100 per hour from 70 per hour now.

According to the Sheremetyevo website, now the number of takeoff and landing operations per hour is 55 and with the introduction of the third runway, their number should increase to 90.