KONE Wins a Major Order for the Vienna International Airport

6/13/2006, 12:50 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

KONE Corporation, Press Release, 13 June, 2006 at 1.45 p.m. Finnish

Flughafen Wien AG, the operator of the Vienna International Airport,
has awarded KONE a contract to provide 35 KONE MonoSpace® Special
elevators and one KONE TranSys(TM) freight elevator, 63 escalators
and eight autowalks for the airport's new Skylink Terminal. In
addition, KONE will deliver six KONE MonoSpace® elevators for the
airport's Office Park extension.

"We are very pleased that Flughafen Wien AG has chosen KONE for these
projects based, among other criteria, on KONE's advanced technology
and the low energy consumption and the lifetime efficiency of KONE's
products. The new installations are almost going to double the number
of KONE units installed at the Vienna International Airport and thus
strengthen our partnership in moving people," comments KONE Executive
Vice President, Central and North Europe, Noud Veeger.

The Skylink expansion includes a 730-meter-long, 51-gate docking pier
to accommodate the parallel handling of 17 aircraft. Despite the
significant enhancement of the Vienna Airport transfer times will be
kept at the actual level. The innovative design of the Skylink
terminal combined with the transportation-capacity of KONE equipment
guarantees the short transfer time of 25 minutes for passengers
between Schengen and non-Schengen flights and increases the airport's
total annual capacity to 24 million passengers, which is almost
double the number it handled in 2004.

The airport order continues KONE's success in bidding competition for
major public transportation projects in Europe. The delivery of KONE
units for the Skylink project is scheduled for completion in 2008.


KONE Corporation

Noud Veeger Minna Mars,
Executive Vice President, Senior Vice
Area Director, Central and North Europe Corporate Communications
& IR

For further information, please contact:
Noud Veeger, Executive Vice President, Area Director, Central and
North Europe,
tel. +44 (0)870 774 8234
Hans-Christian Pargmann, Managing Director, Mideuropean Escalator and
Elevator Group, tel. +49 (511) 2148 624
Karl Minich, Managing Director, KONE Austria, tel. +43 (1) 86367 285
Minna Mars, SVP, Corporate Communications & IR, tel. +358 (0)204 75

KONE is one of the world's leading elevator and escalator companies.
It provides its customers with industry-leading elevators and
escalators and innovative solutions for their maintenance and
modernization. KONE also provides maintenance of automatic building
doors. In 2005, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 3.2 billion and
about 27,000 employees. Its class B shares are listed on the Helsinki


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