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Evoking the shape of a manta ray – a fish that breathes and changes shape – Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is the city’s largest public building, covering an area of 450,000 square meters. Dubbed by locals as the “giant flying fish”, the terminal is a key traffic hub in the Pearl River Delta region. With 63 contact gates and extensive retail space, the new terminal will handle approximately 14,000 passengers per hour during peak traffic, placing special demands on the capacity and flexibility of the airport’s traffic flow configuration. The design and construction of the terminal was completed on a grueling three-year schedule. After careful analysis and design, KONE experts provided a complete tailored solution to minimize passenger walking distance, comprising elevators, inclined autowalks and heavy-load freight elevators. With teams working around the clock, mobilization of all possible resources enabled KONE to complete the installation and certification of 75 KONE MonoSpace® elevators within only two months. Two months prior to the official opening, Shenzhen Airport organized three drills with 7,000 passengers to test the efficiency of the traffic flow plan, system and equipment, with KONE technicians standing by on site.