KONE wins contract for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

   KONE wins contract for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Company to modernize escalators and moving walkways at world's busiest airport

PR Newswire

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 4, 2013

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE has been awarded the contract
to modernize 29 escalators and moving sidewalks at the world's busiest
airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The project
features 15 KONE EcoMod® escalators ranging in rise from 13 to 46 feet and 14
moving sidewalks ranging in length from 167 to 307 feet. KONE's relationship
with the airport spans over 30 years, serving as the airport's maintenance
provider since its construction in 1979.

This is the airport's fourth project utilizing KONE's EcoMod solution, a
unique modernization approach that fully replaces escalators and moving
walkways without disruptive and expensive truss removal. The solution will
allow the airport to install the latest, energy-efficient technology quickly
and without major disruption to its customers.

"We are looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with
Hartsfield-Jackson," said Larry Wash, KONE EVP and Area Director for the
Americas. "Our award-winning escalator modernization solution will help the
airport increase capacity, save energy, and improve reliability without
interrupting passenger traffic."

Hartsfield-Jackson has been the world's busiest airport for passenger traffic
since 1998, and by number of landings and take-offs since 2005. It
accommodates more than 250,000 passengers and 2,500 arrivals and departures

Work on the project will commence in May and is expected to finish in February
of 2016.

For further information, please contact:

Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel. +1 630 955 4202

Previous press releases on KONE's work in the airline segment around the world
are available at www.kone.us including:

- December, 7, 2012, KONE to deliver elevators to Oslo Airport in Norway

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The
company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the
past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic
building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and
maintenance. The company's objective is to offer the best People Flow™
experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move
smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an
increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR
6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.



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