KONE wins Bahrain airport contract

Elevator company KONE is to supply 145 lifts and escalators for the new passenger terminal building at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) as part of a modernisation project.

The firm will supply 85 elevators, 40 escalators, and 20 autowalks..

BIA is expected to handle 14 million passengers annually in the coming years, up from the current nine million.

The airport currently hosts over 40 airlines and is home to the Kingdom’s national carrier, Gulf Air.

“The economic development in Bahrain has remained robust with its tourism industry expected to grow steadily to almost $1bn by 2020. We’re extremely proud and excited to play a part in Bahrain’s tourism and public infrastructure development through effective people flow solutions,” said Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa.