The Chengdu Tianfu International Airport project and the terminal renovation and expansion project of the Lhasa Gonggar Airport - both undertaken by Shanghai Mitsubishi - have recently been completed and started operation.
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport, as China’s largest civil transportation hub project under the national 13th Five-Year Plan, has been equipped with 226 escalators of the Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator. And Lhasa Gonggar Airport is one of the airports in the world with the highest altitude, as well as the only airport in Tibet that operates international flights. The project has used a total of 49 escalators from Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator.
The time gap between the two airports’ commencement was only half a year. In addition, elevator and escalator installation in airports is often challenged by the large number of equipment, tight construction schedule, and frequent cross-operations. Due to the pandemic in 2020, the Tianfu Airport project was suspended at the request of the municipal government until the end of March, but the predetermined completion and opening timeline was not extended accordingly.