Domodedovo overhauled its security in 2004 following a suicide bombing, carried out by two Chechens who breached security at the airport, then boarded Volga-Aviva Express Flight 1303 and Siberian Airlines Flight 1047. The suicide bombers blew up both aircraft, killing 89 passengers total on the two domestic flights. The security revamp at Domodedovo makes the airport one of the most modern airports in terms of security in Russia. The airport now services an estimated 22,000,000 passengers annually, as the largest airport serving Moscow and as a hub for two major Russian airlines, Transaero and S7.
As with many terrorist attacks on transportation infrastructure, security at DME will be called into question. Despite the fact that this fatal tragedy is likely another targeted Chechen attack on Moscow, we may all encounter security increases at other international airports around the world.
For those who believe your family or friends may have been impacted by the Domodedovo terrorist attack, you can call DME Airport's Emergency Phone Line at +7495 363-61-01 or +7 495 644-40-56.
Not everyone was distressed by today’s terrorist attack at Domodedovo. Russian taxi drivers have jacked up taxi fares at the airport for those seeking to travel from airport to city. Average taxi fares from Domodedovo to Moscow typically run US$50 one-way, whereas this evening they were averaging as high as US$700.
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