India has become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world and is expected to overtake the UK to become the third largest air passenger market by 2024.
The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. India has become the third largest domestic aviation market in the world and is expected to overtake the UK to become the third largest air passenger market by 2024.
India’s passenger traffic stood at 199.60 million in FY20 (April-October 2019). To cater to the rising air traffic, the Government of India has envisaged increasing the number of operational airports to 190-200 by FY40 from current 103 airports.
“Playing a significant role in the success story of the Indian aviation sector, thyssenkrupp Elevator has continued to lead the Indian aviation mobility space by empowering 20 airports across the nation with its innovative and reliable products and services. Looking ahead, the government’s plan to develop 200 low-cost airports in Tier-II and Tier-III towns across India will provide a further impetus to the demand for elevators, escalator, moving walk, PBB in coming years said Manish Mehan, CEO, thyssenkrupp Elevator (India).”
Talking about some of the key airport projects, Mehan said, “Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, is the twelfth busiest airport in the world and sixth busiest airport in Asia by passenger traffic has been powered by thyssenkrupp Elevator’s- 71 Elevators, 34 Escalators, 92 Moving Walks, and 57 Passenger Boarding Bridges. ”
Kempegowda Airport, Bengaluru, the third busiest airport by passenger traffic in the country, too is equipped with thyssenkrupp Elevator’s Mobility Solutions i.e. 45 Elevators, 33 Escalators, 6 Moving Walks, and 6 Passenger Boarding Bridges.
Likewise, Cochin International Airport, the first solar powered Airport in the country with a capacity of 50 million passengers per annum, has thyssenkrupp Elevator’s 18 Elevators, 6 Escalators, and 3 Moving Walks.
Many other Airports across the nation such as Pune International Airport, Jaipur International Airport, Ahmedabad International Airport, Chandigarh Airport, Bhopal Airport, Raipur Airport, Lucknow Airport, Varanasi Airport, Udaipur Airport have relied on thyssenkrupp Elevator’s proven innovative aviation mobility solutions and its reliable services.
“Continuing its legacy of being the leading aviation mobility solutions provider, thyssenkrupp Elevator recently won two major airport projects i.e. Pune International Airport Expansion Project and LGBI Airport, Guwahati, said Mehan.“
The Pune airport is being revamped and expanded to handle the growth and improve handling capacity. The 42,000 sqm new terminal building would be integrated with the existing one and it will sport thyssenkrupp Elevator’s 15 Elevators and eight Escalators.
Additionally, Guwahati’s, LGBI Airport’s, upcoming terminal, will be powered by thyssenkrupp Elevator’s 25 Elevators, 10 Escalators, and two Moving Walks. The new terminal will spread across 77,500 sqm of land and shall be able to handle traffic of 2,900 domestic and 200 international passengers at a time.
Furthermore, Delhi Airpot will be equipped with 90, A-VDGS (Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System ) from thyssenkrupp. Similarly, Hyderabad Airport too will sport 33, A-VDGS. Not to mention, Delhi Airport Project will have an additional fleet of 22 PBBs from thyssenkrupp very soon, concluded Mehan.