KONE to modernize escalators and moving walkways at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
KONE Corporation, press release, February 4, 2013
KONE has been awarded the contract to modernize 29 escalators and moving
sidewalks at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport (ATL). The project features 15 KONE EcoModÂ® escalators
ranging in rise from 13 to 46 feet and 14 moving sidewalks ranging in length
from 167 to 307 feet. KONE's relationship with the airport spans over 30 years,
serving as the airport's maintenance provider since its construction in 1979.
This is the airport's fourth project utilizing KONE's EcoMod solution, a unique
modernization approach that fully replaces escalators and moving walkways
without disruptive and expensive truss removal. The solution will allow the
airport to install the latest, energy-efficient technology quickly and without
major disruption to its customers.
"We are looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with Hartsfield-
Jackson," said Larry Wash, KONE EVP and Area Director for the Americas. "Our
award-winning escalator modernization solution will help the airport increase
capacity, save energy, and improve reliability without interrupting passenger
Hartsfield-Jackson has been the world's busiest airport for passenger traffic
since 1998, and by number of landings and take-offs since 2005. It accommodates
more than 250,000 passengers and 2,500 arrivals and departures daily.
Work on the project will commence in May and is expected to finish in February
of 2016. The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel. +1 630 955 4202
Previous press releases on KONE's work in the airline segment around the world
are available at www.kone.us including:
- December, 7, 2012, KONE to deliver elevators to Oslo Airport in Norway
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The
company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the
past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic
building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and
maintenance. The company's objective is to offer the best People Flow(TM)
experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move
smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an
increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR
6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.
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