Flughafen Wien AG, the operator of the Vienna International Airport, has awarded KONE a contract to provide 35 KONE MonoSpace® Special elevators and one KONE TranSys™ freight elevator, 63 escalators and eight autowalks for the airport’s new Skylink Terminal. In addition, KONE will deliver six KONE MonoSpace® elevators for the airport’s Office Park extension.
“We are very pleased that Flughafen Wien AG has chosen KONE for these projects based, among other criteria, on KONE’s advanced technology and the low energy consumption and the lifetime efficiency of KONE’s products. The new installations are almost going to double the number of KONE units installed at the Vienna International Airport and thus strengthen our partnership in moving people,” comments KONE Executive Vice President, Central and North Europe, Noud Veeger.
The Skylink expansion includes a 730-meter-long, 51-gate docking pier to accommodate the parallel handling of 17 aircraft. Despite the significant enhancement of the Vienna Airport transfer times will be kept at the actual level. The innovative design of the Skylink terminal combined with the transportation-capacity of KONE equipment guarantees the short transfer time of 25 minutes for passengers between Schengen and non-Schengen flights and increases the airport’s total annual capacity to 24 million passengers, which is almost double the number it handled in 2004.
The airport order continues KONE’s success in bidding competition for major public transportation projects in Europe. The delivery of KONE units for the Skylink project is scheduled for completion in 2008.
Executive Vice President,
Area Director, Central and North Europe
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications & IR
For further information, please contact:
Noud Veeger, Executive Vice President, Area Director, Central and North Europe, tel. +44 (0)870 774 8234
Hans-Christian Pargmann, Managing Director, Mideuropean Escalator and Elevator Group, tel. +49 (511) 2148 624
Karl Minich, Managing Director, KONE Austria, tel. +43 (1) 86367 285
Minna Mars, SVP, Corporate Communications & IR, tel. +358 (0)204 75 4501
KONE is one of the world’s leading elevator and escalator companies. It provides its customers with industry-leading elevators and escalators and innovative solutions for their maintenance and modernization. KONE also provides maintenance of automatic building doors. In 2005, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 3.2 billion and about 27,000 employees. Its class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Exchanges.