During the day at Domodyedevo visibility fell to as little as 500-600 metres whilst in Vnukovo it was 700-900 metres. A representative of Domodyedevo's Press Service told BANKO that due to the low visibility three aircraft had landed in alternative airports - two at Nizhniy Novgorod and one at Vnukuvo. Meanwhile, three flights bound for Vnukuvo had detoured to Domodyedevo.
According to Sheremetyevo's Press Service, the contingency plans are required only for Russian manufactured aircraft. Boeing and Airbus carriers are equipped with low visibility take off navigation systems and can therefore take off and land safely in adverse weather conditions.