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JAL to move to Sheremetyevo Airport from Summer 2020

JAL to move to Sheremetyevo Airport from Summer 2020

Old Sep 12, 19, 11:55 am
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JAL to move to Sheremetyevo Airport from Summer 2020

JAL just announced its plan to relocate from DME to SVO in summer 2020. More details will be provided in mid Nov once the relocation plan has been finalized. After the relocation, JL will start codesharing with SU.

https://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201909/005312.html

Also, JL has announced a seasonal increase of NRT-DME service (up to daily service) during winter 2019 schedule
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Old Sep 13, 19, 2:25 am
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The connections to the city does get better. Traffic to and from Domodedovo can be a nightmare.

I am not convinced that service in Sheremetyevo is much different, neither better not worse than Domodedovo, but I guess they have to pretend there is a reason.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
The connections to the city does get better. Traffic to and from Domodedovo can be a nightmare.

I am not convinced that service in Sheremetyevo is much different, neither better not worse than Domodedovo, but I guess they have to pretend there is a reason.
If JAL arrives in Sheremetyevo in the afternoon, there will hordes of Chinese at the arrivals as all the chiniese airlines in Moscow are in sheremetyevo and all arrive in the afternoon.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by Philipp Morgenstern View Post
If JAL arrives in Sheremetyevo in the afternoon, there will hordes of Chinese at the arrivals as all the chiniese airlines in Moscow are in sheremetyevo and all arrive in the afternoon.
I guess that would depend on terminal as well. I usually find SVO immigration quicker than DME immigration. But luck, terminal, and time of day does weigh in a lot.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 7:15 am
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SU is SkyTeam and so is MU, so I wold guess that MU and maybe CZ due to their prior SkyTeam membership would use the same terminal, but not Air China (which is in *A).
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My arrivals in SVO are usually either on the last flight of the day from Helsinki, or the morning BA flight out of Heathrow. And that is always empty lanes waiting at immigration.

DME around 3pm is very hit or miss. Can be chaos can be quick.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
The connections to the city does get better. Traffic to and from Domodedovo can be a nightmare.

I am not convinced that service in Sheremetyevo is much different, neither better not worse than Domodedovo, but I guess they have to pretend there is a reason.
SVO must have improved a lot in the past decade

JAL Relocates to Moscow Domodedovo International Airport
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SVO must have improved a lot in the past decade

JAL Relocates to Moscow Domodedovo International Airport
I know press releases are not given under oath, “DME is conveniently located... " is complete BS. Back in 2007 the highway to the airport was not complete, and the so-called express train takes about an hour to cover the 45 Km to the city.. If DME was comvenient in 2007, NRT was a dream of a connected transport hub.
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