24 Jan 2011 20:00

Vnukovo receives Domodedovo-bound flights

MOSCOW. Jan 24 (Interfax) - Vnukovo airport is receiving planes rerouted from Domodedovo, Vnukovo's press secretary Yelena Krylova has told Interfax.

"We have started to receive flights which were rerouted to us from Domodedovo," she said.

There are not many flights though, as some of the planes will land at Sheremetyevo, Krylova said.

Security has been stepped up at Vnukovo.

"Every passenger arriving at the airport and all people who come to greet passengers are being checked. All baggage and hand luggage is being examined," the spokeswoman said.

Checkpoint control at the airport's railway square and control over construction sites located near the airport has been tightened, she said.