Daily press, 2011-10-18, 12:00 PM
Airports worldwide put faith in ThyssenKrupp Elevator
ThyssenKrupp Elevator has won a contract to supply a total of 77 passenger boarding bridges, 98 escalators and 34 moving walks for the new Kunming Changshui International Airport in China. Scheduled to open in early 2012, the airport will serve as a major hub between South Asia and Europe. The 550,000 square meter terminal will be able to handle up to 38 million passengers a year, making Kunming the country’s fourth largest airport – after Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai – and there are plans in place to double its capacity. The passenger boarding bridges from ThyssenKrupp Elevator will help ensure everything runs smoothly. Their freedom of movement in three axes permits flexible docking with different aircraft types.
New terminal in Colombia
ThyssenKrupp Elevator is supplying 39 elevators, 20 escalators, 16 moving walks and 33 passenger boarding bridges for a new terminal at Bogota Eldorado International Airport in Colombia. The country’s largest airport is also one of the busiest in Latin America and is currently operating at its capacity limit with more than 18 million passengers per year. The new terminal for national and international flights, scheduled for completion in 2014, will help ease the situation.
As the world’s only full-line supplier of passenger transportation systems, ThyssenKrupp Elevator makes a key contribution to the efficient operation of numerous small and large airports with its products and services. The company’s passenger boarding bridges for all common aircraft types – including the Airbus A380 – are the result of decades of experience in airport equipment. More than 4,000 units installed worldwide are proof of the company’s technological expertise, consistently high quality and strong market reputation.