Spanish company Adelte has been contracted by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to design, develop and deploy 11 new passenger boarding bridges at Manchester Airport, UK.
The installation of new passenger boarding is part of the first phase of the £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MAN-TP).
Adelte vice-president and commercial director Jordi Floreta said: “We are enthusiastic about returning to Manchester and being able to participate in this ambitious project of transforming the infrastructure and facilities of this modern airport so that it can receive in the best conditions the fast-growing number of passengers.”
Under the deal, the company will be responsible for installing the boarding bridges at the airport in late 2018 and early 2019.
The 11 units will be Apron Drive models featuring glass-sided tunnels.
The advanced system will help protect passengers from exposure to rough UK weather, and will also enable more efficient and rapid turnarounds at Pier 1 of Terminal 2 in Manchester Airport.
MAN-TP delivery director Rob Stewart said: “We are delighted to award this contract to Adelte and look forward to working with them over the coming years to further enhance the customer experience at Manchester Airport.”
With the completion of the transformation programme, the airport will be capable of handling 45 million passengers each year, which will be approximately 20 million more compared to the passenger traffic recorded currently.