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History

TAV Airports is a success story built on the accumulation of knowledge, experience and creativity gained in airport operations, one of world’s most challenging sectors. TAV’s history started in 1997 with the tender for Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal. TAV Airports Holding was established as a joint venture between the Tepe and Akfen Groups, who won the tender. Having grown to become a great success story within a very short period of time, TAV soon became a global brand in airport operations and construction thanks to its know-how, highly skilled human resources and advanced technology. Having gone through a restructuring process in 2006 in line with its goals, TAV re-organized its operational activities under TAV Airports Holding and and construction activities under TAV Construction. Following this re-structuring process, TAV Airports Holding had its initial public offering in February 2007. In May 2012, 38 percent of TAV Airports’ shares were sold to Aéroports de Paris.

Today, TAV Airports, Turkey’s global brand in airport operations, operates Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboga, Izmir Adnan Menderes, Milas-Bodrum and Gazipasa-Alanya Airports in Turkey,Tbilisi and Batumi Airports in Georgia, Monastir and Enfidha-Hammamet Airports in Tunisia, Skopje and Ohrid Airports in Macedonia, Medinah Airport in Saudi Arabia and Zagreb Airport in Croatia are also operated by TAV Airports.In addition to airport operations, the holding also operates, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, in auxiliary airport services including duty-free, food and beverage, ground handling services, IT, security and operation services. As part of these diversified services TAV Airports also operates the duty-free, food and beverage and other commercial areas at Riga Airport in Latvia. In 2016, the company provided services for 808,000 flights and more than 104 million passengers.