Baggage contract at Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Vanderlande has been awarded a baggage handling contract by Domodedovo International Airport for its new terminal. Terminal 2 is being constructed to facilitate the increasing numbers of passengers at the airport (30 million in 2015). The new system will be handed over in time for the FIFA World Cup, which is being staged in Russia in 2018.

Domodedovo Airport is one of Moscow’s three major airports alongside Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo. It is also one of the largest airports in Russia in terms of passenger and cargo traffic. The Terminal 2 project aims to improve passenger experience and optimise connection times. It is also expected to attract additional travellers to the site, and secure the airport’s position as a transfer hub of choice for both APAC and EU passengers.


The baggage system at Terminal 2 will feature an individual carrier system, BAGSTORE (with over 1,000 storage positions). In addition, an advanced hold baggage screening system compliant with ECAC 3 will be integrated, as well as check-in positions and carousels. The capacity is expected to be around 5,400 bags per hour.

The new terminal will be linked to the airport’s existing Terminal 1. It has been designed to minimise the service time per passenger, and will be built in accordance with a multi-level concept. The deadline for handing over the baggage system is 1 March 2018. This was an essential condition owing to Russia’s staging of the FIFA World Cup the same year.

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