Russia

Moscow Domodedovo Spotting Guide

Moscow Domodedovo Spotting Guide

Located 30 km south of the Russian megapolis, Domodedovo Airport is the largest airport in the country and welcomed over 33 Mio. passengers in 2014. It consists of two parallel runways, at the center is the main terminal located. The two parallel runways are numbered 14L-32R at the north and 14R-32L at the south. Northern ruways are generally dedicated to arrivals while the southerns are used for departures. Sometimes, however, will make landings on the southern runways, in this case it is Ural airlines or private aviation that arrive by that track directly to the parking places.

Moscow Vnukovo Airport Spotting Guide

Moscow Vnukovo Airport Spotting Guide

Vnukowo International Airport is one of three major airports serving the Russian capital Moscow. It is located around 27 kilometers southwest of the city centre. Although it handles significantly less traffic (around 10 million passengers in 2012) than Domodedovo or Sheremetyevo it might be the most interesting airport to spot in Moscow. You will still see a lot of classic Russian airplanes in action, as UTAir (and a few other small Russian carriers) still use a few Yak-42s and Tu-154s on their services. With a little luck you might even get Tu-134s or some state operated aircraft like Il-62 or…