Domodedovo International Airport Reviews

Russia. Moscow. Always known to be the strongest country in the world. The place where Napoleon Bonaparte won and lost. The country where Astoria hotel in St. Petersburg is located—Hitler planned to hold a huge celebratory banquet once he’d conquered the city.

Russia holds the record for the world’s longest railway (Trans-Siberian Railway). It’s the largest country in the world by area (17,075,400 square kilometers) and it covers more than a ninth of the Earth’s land area. Just by that, imagine how many tourists visit or Russians enter and exit everyday?

In this review, let’s go ahead and talk about the busiest airport in Russia: Domodedovo International Airport (DME).

Aesthetics

insideThe 24-hour airport has information kiosks located throughout the terminal. A flight information desk is located in the center of the passenger terminal. Smoking is only allowed outside the airport’s premises. Showers are also available at the Business lounge while Baby Care Rooms are included in the restrooms. Baggage carts are available free of charge.

There are several restaurants, bars and coffee shops at Moscow Domodedovo International Airport. Among these are an Uzbek eatery, an Italian café and an Irish bar. The main shopping area is situated on the second floor of the terminal complex. Shops selling perfumes, souvenirs, toys and many other items are available. Duty-free shopping is an option for international passengers.

Domodedovo International Airport Reviews-internet centerTo stay connected, DME has free WiFi throughout the airport but travellers should connect to the “MTS/Tascom”, “MTS/Tascom_Free”, “MTS_Wi-Fi” or “MTS_Wi-Fi_Free” networks. Passengers without mobile devices can use the Domodedovo Internet Center, where they can rent computers or use other business services such as printing and scanning.

Directions

Domodedovo International Airport Reviews-AeroexpressThe main road leading to the airport from Moscow is the Kashira Highway. Take this road southwards and merge onto Domodedovo Airport Road, which leads to the terminals.

The airport is also connected with the Paveletsky Station via the high-speed, non-stop Aeroexpress train. 24 hour minibus shuttle services are also available at the Domodedovskaya underground station and the airport. Special Taxi desks are located in the domestic arrivals hall.

Location – Traffic – Service

Domodedovo International Airport is situated 42km (26 miles) south of central Moscow and is a hub for Globus Airlines, Red Wings Airlines, RusLine, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, VIM Airlines and Yamal Airlines. Since the airport is one of three major airports surrounding Moscow, it has been the busiest in the country as well.

The privately owned airport has one terminal building comprising two separate concourses for domestic and international flights. DME has 2 reinforced concrete runways that had accommodated 33 million passengers in 2014.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Domodedovo International Airport Reviews and News

Unfortunately, a busy airport doesn’t come up with a good review. According to 51 Domodedovo International Airport reviews on Skytrax, the aiport had a total rating of 4/10. Passengers are mostly complaining about the slow lines and service at the airport but it’s noticeable that the most recent reviews show a strong acknowledgement of the improvements of DME. One reviewer even said:

“Moscow Domodedovo seems to be improving since my last visit in October last year. British Airways check in was hassle free. Being a smoker, the Russian police were good enough to let me leave what little hand luggage I had beside the entrance security to save the security check over and over. A few nice coffee shops and eateries before security, but a tad pricey. International departure area has a lot of touristy shops which are overpriced, so if getting souvenirs do so before you get to Airport.”
-Steve Fraser (United Kingdom) 7th May 2016
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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:                 DME
  • Phone Number:             +7 495 933-66-66
  • Website URL:                 http://www.domodedovo.ru/en/
  • Address:                         Domodedovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia

Overview

Being the busiest airport from the biggest country in the world, Domodedovo International Airport had won several awards ever since. DME is still part of the World’s Top 100 Airports and this year, they took the 53rd spot. Even receiving a 4/10 overall score rating for reviews, the airport sure had been good at providing and maintaining transportation service.

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  1. Everything from train to plane worked fine. There was plenty of seating. Food options are overpriced but good quality. Security took 2 minutes immigration a breeze. Check in desk didn’t have queue. Two free wifi networks clean toilets. Duty free was uninspiring. Polite staff. It’s now fine or was I lucky?

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