Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) will temporarily close its Terminal D owing to sanctions placed on Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. 

The airport confirmed that the closure has been implemented to “optimize and concentrate” operations in the Northern Terminal Complex (Terminals B and C). 

"Sheremetyevo International Airport, in the face of forced restrictions in the field of international air transportation and in order to optimize and concentrate production activities in the northern terminal complex (terminals B and C), suspends passenger service in terminal D from 00:00 Moscow time on March 15 this year," the airport announced in a press release. 

International flight arrivals and departures from Belavia, Armenia, Vietnam Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Korean Air, Mongolian Airlines, Aeroflot, Cham Wings Airlines, Air India, Air Serbia from Terminal D will be redirected to Terminal C. 

Domestic flights offered by Aeroflot, Rossiya Airlines, Pobeda, Yamal, Ikar, Nordwind Airlines and Severstal airlines will now be operated from Terminal B. 

Interterminal passage for unmanned trains will continue unchanged. Multi-level parking and traffic will also be suspended on the forecourt of Terminal D. 

Sheremetyevo International Airport is one of four international airports to operate via Moscow and is the busiest airport in Russia.