British Airways has announced new flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) from London Heathrow Terminal 5 from October 28, 2018.

SVO is located 18 miles northwest of central Moscow, and is one of the two major international airports serving the Russian capital; the other is Domodedovo International Airport (DME). SVO is to the northwest of Moscow, while DME is to the southeast.

British Airways currently has three flights per day from Heathrow to Moscow, so the new route is created by changing one of the DME flights to an SVO one.

The new SVO flights BA235/234 will depart daily at 1015 arriving at 1715, and return from SVO to LHR 1835 arriving at 1955 (local times).

Joerg Tuensmeyer, Head of Sales for Europe, said: “By changing one of our three daily flights to SVO we are opening up the north of the city for our Russian customers and giving more options to our UK based travellers who need to get to that part of the city when they arrive into the capital. We know how precious time is, especially to our business customers and frequent flyers, so this change allows them to spend more time in the lounge working or relaxing.”

BA has flown into Sheremetyevo before; it is a Soviet era airport and predates Domodedovo. BA switched its flights to the newer Domodedovo some years ago. Aeroflot, Skyteam  (KLM, Air France et al) plus other non- alliance airlines all use SVO. Oneworld (except Finnair which uses SVO), Star Alliance and other non-alliance airlines use DME.

New Moscow timetable from October 28

Moscow airport LHR inbound LHR Outbound
DME 16:50 – 17:55 08:40 – 15:20
SVO 18:35 – 19:55 10:15 – 17:15
DME 05:40 – 06:55 21:35 – 04:20