Schindler to equip world’s largest airport in Turkey
Schindler has been chosen as the main supplier for elevators and escalators at a new international airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
The award of the contract by the Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA) includes the supply of 648 units by Schindler to what will become the world’s biggest airport. The contract consists of the delivery, installation and maintenance of 306 elevators, 159 escalators and 183 moving walks.
Istanbul’s new airport will add huge capacity to the city’s existing airports. Once completed, it is expected that the facility will host more than 150 airline companies, flying to more than 350 destinations with an annual passenger capacity of up to 200 million.
“We are very proud that Schindler is contributing to Turkey’s new airport business hub in Istanbul”, says Schindler Group chief executive officer Thomas Oetterli. “We are excited to bring our innovative technologies into this long-term partnership with IGA.”
Schindler’s elevators and escalators can be found in major airports around the world, such as Singapore, Seoul, Mumbai, London, Munich and Rome.