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ALL UNDER ONE ROOF

With its practical central location in Europe, Vienna International Airport is an important hub for travellers heading to Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Through rapid growth, the airport has become a major driver of Austria’s economy.

Description

Flughafen Wien AG, the operator of the Vienna International Airport, selected KONE to provide all lifts, escalators and autowalks for the Skylink Terminal which opened in 2012. The Skylink expansion includes a new pier that can handle up to 17 aircraft in parallel and a new terminal with additional check-in desks and baggage sorting, as well as shops and restaurants. The innovative design of the Skylink Terminal will reduce transfer times and increase the airport’s total annual capacity to 28 million passengers. Passenger flows were carefully planned for the different levels in Skylink to ensure distances remain manageable for travellers both in terms of comfort and time. The aim is to keep transfer times to as low as 25 minutes, making Vienna International one of the best airports in this respect. Special attention was paid to comfort, quality and service in the design of the terminal to reduce stress and ensure passengers can enjoy their time at the airport. To facilitate a great people flow experience, there are eight KONE autowalks, 47 KONE escalators and 22 KONE lifts in the pier section. An additional 14 KONE escalators and more than 16 KONE lifts were installed inside the terminal building. The new installations nearly double the number of KONE units installed at the Vienna International Airport. Eco-efficiency was also a key factor for Vienna International. Two glass layers are used on the Skylink façade to minimise heat loss and reduce the cost of energy for air-conditioning. KONE’s eco-efficient solutions were a welcome addition to Skylink.

  • #Airport & Transit
  • #Elevators
  • #Escalators & Autowalks
  • #Europe
  • #New equipment

Building facts

  • Year of Completion: 2012
  • Land area: 147,000 sqm
  • Architect: Arge Skylink WOP; P.ARC-Moser Neumann
  • Building owner: Vienna Airport
  • Developer: Freudensprung (Haustechnikplaner)
  • Contractor: Hochtief and Swietelsky

KONE solutions

  • 37 KONE MonoSpace® Special lifts
  • 6 KONE MonoSpace® lifts for the Office Park expansion
  • 1 KONE TranSys™ freight lioft
  • 61 KONE EcoMaster™ escalators
  • 8 KONE InnoTrack™ autowalks
CHALLENGESSOLUTIONS
  • To provide efficient solutions ensuring flight transfer times in under 25 minutes
  • Careful planning and regular communication with a large number of key stakeholders
  • Install KONE eco-efficient machinery and drive systems

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