Thyssenkrupp Elevator has secured a contract to supply the elevators and escalators for Beijing Daxing Airport in China.

The airport is currently under construction and will serve as a second hub for China Southern Airlines.

The contract requires thyssenkrupp Elevator to deliver 155 elevators and 22 escalators to Beijing Daxing.

The new airport will support 45 million passengers a year in the first phase and has plans to become the largest airport worldwide by passenger numbers in the subsequent phases.

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Thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Peter Walker said: “We are proud to be among the preferred suppliers for this mega project. China Southern Airlines is one of the most important players in China’s airline industry, and it is critical to deliver market-leading premium mobility solutions that enable the airline to keep its promise to customers.”

Architect Sir Norman Foster designed the plans for the airport facilities, while the hexagonal main terminal was designed by the Zara Hadid Architects. The terminal will have an area of about 7.5 million square feet.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator said it is also supporting similar projects at major international hubs, including Istanbul Grand Airport, Hamad International Airport in Dubai, and Heathrow Airport in London.

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In May 2019, thyssenkrupp Elevator secured what it claimed to be the biggest service contract in the history of its airports solutions business.

The company will operate and maintain 90 passenger boarding bridges, which includes one VIP boarding bridge exclusively used by the Royal Family and Senior Government Officials at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.