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Lyon Saint-Exupéry awards ALSTEF the BHS contract for its new Terminal 1

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport’s new Terminal 1 will have a baggage handling system provided by ALSTEF.

The terminal will effectively double the size of the airport’s passenger facilities and equip it to handle up to 15mppa by 2020.

The contract is worth €14 million to ALSTEF which has been awarded the contract for the installation and maintenance of the terminal’s baggage handling system (BHS).

It covers check-in, baggage screening with Standard 3 machines, automatic baggage sorting at departures and baggage delivery at arrivals.

The work will be carried out in two phases, the first of which is set for completion at the end of 2016.

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Phase 2, starting in 2017, involves installing additional check-in counters in the existing Terminal 1, which will be linked to the baggage sorting system at the new Terminal 1.  

A high-speed cross-belt automated sorter manufactured by SELEX will also be installed, marking the second collaboration of ALSTEF with SELEX after the Basel Mulhouse Airport project.

Speaking about the project late last year, Aéroports de Lyon’s chairman, Philippe Bernand, told Airport World: “We want Lyon-Saint Exupéry to become the second gateway in France, and for it to be the main departure point for the whole of the south-east of France.


He revealed that the development project focuses on four key objectives: quality of service, increasing competitiveness through operational efficiency, developing non-aeronautical revenue and increasing the capacity to the airlines, which are developing at Lyon-Saint Exupéry.

The new terminal will feature eight on-stand stations for widebody aircraft, four additional medium-haul stations at the satellite, 90 check-in desks, 19 security lanes in addition to the centralised security checkpoint, 16 air-bridges, 11 baggage carousels, and one automatic baggage sorting system.

Retail and F&B will be at the heart of the design with a waiting and shopping zone larger than a football pitch, a cross-through duty free shop, numerous store, restaurants around a food court, bars, a central zone and landscaped plaza including a garden, and private airline lounges.


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