28.07.2022

Twelve world airports with excellent in-airport mobility

Airports are like small cities that rely on elevators, escalators, moving walks and passenger boarding bridges to get high volumes of people from point A to B. These mobility solutions must be safe and reliable to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Mobility solutions in 12 global airports 

Airports are fascinating places built for high volumes of traffic. Designed to move people quickly from one place to another. Elevators, escalators, moving walks and passenger boarding bridges make travel quicker and more convenient for visitors. Explore twelve airports around the world that are shining examples of excellence in-airport mobility.

Hong Kong International Airport 

The Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world’s leading airport. To offer passengers the best possible travel experience, the airport has been significantly enlarged, including Terminal 2, the Sky Bridge, and the Three-runway System (3RS), involving the construction of an additional third runway. In the airport itself, TK Elevator is helping to reduce travel stress: Over 280 elevators, escalators and iwalk moving walks get visitors to their destinations quickly and reliably.

Delhi Indira Gandhi International, India 

India’s largest airport, Delhi Indira Gandhi International, welcomes over 70 million passengers a year – thus, it can´t afford bottlenecks. Fulfilling the need for smooth connections both within and between terminals 2 and 3, TK Elevator delivered more than 400 mobility solutions including passenger boarding bridges and visual docking guidance systems, along with traditional moving walks and elevators. The installations were beautifully integrated with the terminal design, and help ensure that no one misses a connection.

Perth Airport, Australia 

Getting from your plane to the train is a connection that can often cause stress. Not so at Perth Airport, the largest airport in Western Australia. Here, passengers take a pleasant “stroll” on state-of-the-art moving walks through a slimline skybridge, which quickly and safely connects to a new rail link station. No wonder the airport was voted the best in Australia in 2018!

Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain 

The third busiest airport in Spain, the Palma de Mallorca Airport sees some of the highest passenger volumes for tourist destinations and can handle 25 million passengers a year. The airport regularly updates its mobility infrastructure with moving walks and modern passenger boarding bridges, paving the way for a smooth landing onto a beautiful island.

Beijing Daxing Airport, China 

Beijing Daxing Airport, a new mega airport in the south of Beijing, is expected to become the largest worldwide by passenger numbers. Elevators and escalators from TK Elevator help to manage this high volume smoothly and optimize people movement. Additionally, the mobility solutions fit perfectly into the design of this remarkable airport. Sir Norman Foster designed the facilities, while the hexagonal main terminal was designed by Zara Hadid Architects.

Istanbul Grand Airport, Turkey 

The new Istanbul Grand Airport is one of Turkey’s biggest infrastructure investments ever: There, TK Elevator´s latest elevators and passenger boarding bridges ensure the smooth operation of the airport and comfortable travel for up to 200 million people a year.

San Francisco International Airport, USA 

From its origins as a temporary airport on a cow pasture back in 1927, San Francisco International Airport has grown to become the seventh busiest airport in the United States, moving 50 million people annually. As part of the $2.4 billion renovation of Terminal 1 and Boarding Area B, and in keeping with its commitment to sustainability, the airport will install new elevators, escalators, and moving walkways which meet the highest environmental standards, as reflected in prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certifications.

Salvador Bahia Airport, Brazil  

Salvador Bahia Airport is one of Brazil’s biggest airports by passenger numbers. Following a recent expansion, up to 15 million passengers can be transported each year. Passengers can depend on efficient transfers within the airport thanks to elevators, escalators and passenger boarding bridges from TK Elevator. And all this in a sustainable environment! Salvador Bahia Airport has been named the “Most Sustainable Airport in Brazil” for two consecutive years and was the first in the country to install a local solar system and reuse wastewater.

Hamad International Airport, Qatar 

Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, covers 22 square kilometers, half of which lies on land reclaimed from the sea. The airport’s oasis theme includes wave-styled roofs and water motifs. Inside, mobility solutions such as elevators and moving walks blend seamlessly into the design while ensuring passenger comfort. Once fully operational, the airport will welcome an estimated 50 million passengers per year.

Porto Alegre Airport, Brazil 

An airport that dates back to 1923, Brazil’s Porto Alegre airport has grown significantly in terms of passenger numbers. To keep up with its growing status as a regional transportation hub, the airport is continuously being modernized. Improvements include the expansion of the passenger terminal, a new check-in area, and new boarding and disembarkation gates. At the same time, cutting-edge elevators, escalators and passenger boarding bridges from TK Elevator ensure optimal passenger movement.

Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates 

Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It consists of three spacious terminals and two huge runways that operate around the clock. Thanks to the most advanced passenger conveyance systems, visitors can still get easily from Gate A to Z – or even to the Zen Garden in the airport. With its fish pond, lush trees and numerous waterways, the garden offers a piece of nature inside of Terminal 3.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain 

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is the airport of the Spanish capital Madrid and the largest aviation hub in the country. It can welcome up to 70 million passengers a year. Pioneering passenger boarding bridges and moving walkways ensure comfortable travel. The airport also impresses with its design: Terminal 4, one of the world’s largest passenger terminals, is often listed as one of the most beautiful worldwide with its warm tones and undulating roof.

Image credits:
Hong Kong International Airport, photo by Eddie Yip, taken from Flickr, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA2.0) 
Palma de Mallorca Airport, photo by Wusel007, taken from Wikimedia Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) 
Beijing Daxing International Airport 1, photo by Arne Müseler, taken from Wikimedia Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) 
Beijing Daxing International Airport 2, photo by N509FZ, taken from Wikimedia Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) 
Istanbul Grand Airport, photo by Kulttuurinavigaattori, taken from Wikimedia Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) 
San Francisco International Airport, photo by Russss, taken from Wikimedia Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) 
Hamad International Airport, photo by Guilhem Vellut, taken from Flickr, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)  
Dubai International Airport, photos taken from Dubai Airport Media Library 
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, taken from Flickr, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)