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Thyssenkrup to supply a record breaking 143 boarding bridges at Istanbul New Airport

Istanbul's new €10.2 billion airport will boast 143 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) supplied by Thyssenkrupp when it opens in 2018. 

The contract is the largest in Thyssenkrup's history although it is remaining tight lipped about the value of the deal. 

Once the equipment is commissioned, thyssenkrupp will also be in charge of all key maintenance tasks, with highly specialized staff working to ensure the optimal performance of the PBBs, essential for the successful and efficient operation of the Istanbul New Airport.

Construction of the Istanbul New Airport is due for completion in 2018, and reflects the urgent need for improved airport facilities to accommodate growing global demand in air travel.

The airport and its necessary support structure, whch includes new roads and transportation links, is recognised as Tukey's biggest ever investment, estimated at more than €22 billion.
If all goes to plan it will also eventually become the world's largest airport, handling up to 200 million passengers each year.

Alexander Pfurr, CEO of thyssenkrupp Airport Systems, part of thyssenkrupp Elevator, commented: “We are delighted to be involved in this iconic project that will greatly improve airport capacity in Turkey.

"When open, the new airport will meet the travel requirements for generations to come, whilst also positively affecting Turkey’s economy. It’s an exciting venture and we look forward to contributing our expertise to make it a success.”

Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO of airport operaypr, İGA, said: “Thyssenkrupp Airport Systems has vast experience in airport solutions. Its boarding bridges are renowned for their reliability, efficiency and high standards in manufacturing.
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"We have considered our investment carefully and are convinced to have the best possible partner on board.

"We believe that Istanbul New Airport which will be the world's new air transport hub in the first quarter of 2018, will serve high-tech and innovative experience to passengers with thyssenkrupp Airport Systems.”

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