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Schindler will equip the new satellite building of Terminal 2 at Munich Airport with 50 elevators, 56 escalators and up to 20 moving walks. This is the largest single order for Germany's leading elevator manufacturer since the company was founded.
A further 14 Schindler systems will also be installed in the railway station of the underground personal transport system (PTS) connecting Terminal 2 to the satellite building. Work on the satellite building, which will become operational in 2015, is scheduled to begin at the start of next year.
Ever since Terminal 2 opened for service in 2003, it has been equipped with Schindler systems throughout. By adding a new satellite building, Munich Airport and Lufthansa are expanding the handling capacities of Terminal 2, which they operate jointly, in anticipation of greater traffic volume. When complete, the improvements should allow the terminal to handle up to 11 million more airline passengers every year.
Continuing the collaboration
In addition to several custom-designed elevators, 42 Schindler 9320 escalators and 14 Schindler 9700 escalators will ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the building. These will be complemented by ten Schindler 9500-45 moving walks. The airport is evaluating an option to
We are very pleased that Munich Airport has selected us as their partner once again," says CEO Oswald Schmid. “This further demonstrates that Schindler is well-regarded as a specialist for mobility solutions at airports.”
Installation work has already begun for the five custom-made Schindler elevators, six Schindler 9700 escalators and three Schindler 9500-45 moving walks that are being installed in the PTS railway station. The contract for this part of the project was awarded at the start of the year.
With this major new contract at Munich Airport, Schindler is building on its successful history of airport construction. The company currently provides mobility solutions for some of the busiest airports around the world, such as London Heathrow and Los Angeles International Airport. Both the new Pier A-Plus at Frankfurt Airport that opened in 2011, and the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport now under construction, are equipped throughout with Schindler elevators, escalators and moving walks.
Munich Airport Extension
The expansion of Terminal 2 is necessary because the terminal is nearing the limits of its capacity, with a yearly volume of 25 million passengers. The new satellite building is an extension to the existing baggage sorting hall, which is located on an apron to the east of the terminal. The 125,000 square meter satellite building is scheduled to open its doors in 2015.
The expansion will cost roughly EUR 650 million. The satellite building will be connected to Terminal 2 via an underground personal transport system, or automated subway, that can transport up to 9,000 passengers per hour in each direction over the 400-meter distance on driverless trains.